5 star rating: Highly Recommended 71 Reviews

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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)
Combine a vintage Fiat 500 tour with a Tuscan wine experience on an exciting day out from Florence! Driving a classic 1960s model, you’ll travel in a convoy following an expert guide into the picture-perfect hills of Tuscany. After arriving at a 15th-century villa and wine estate, you’ll participate in one of two wine tours: either a wine-tasting session and vineyard tour, or a winemaking experience where you’ll meet the head winemaker and stomp on the grapes!

Highlights

  • 5-hour Fiat 500 self-drive tour from Florence, focusing on world-class Tuscan wines
  • Visit a 15th-century Renaissance villa and wine estate in the heart of Tuscany
  • Choose between two different wine tours, sampling famous Chianti Classico wines on both
  • Meet a local winemaker and stomp your own grapes (winemaking experience option only)
  • Explore the grounds, vineyards and cellars while sampling several locally produced wines (wine-tasting option only)

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What You Can Expect

Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Tuscan Wine Experience

Picking grapes in Tuscany

Fiat 500s were introduced to the Italian masses at the end of the 1950s, and quickly became the nation's favorite little car. Eye-catching and stylishly retro, the earliest Fiat 500 models remain the most sought-after vintage cars in Italy today, and you’ll experience their nostalgic glory on your 5-hour tour.

After meeting your expert guide at a private garage in Florence, you’ll be introduced to your meticulously restored 1960s Fiat 500 and given a comprehensive safety briefing. You will have a practice session to get used to the car’s manual gears. If you’re the nominated driver in your group, you must be confident using them.

Leave Florence behind and head to the hills in a convoy following your guide. As you drive along secluded roads with little traffic, your guide will keep you entertained with fascinating facts about the region and its world-famous wines.

After two hours of leisurely driving through Tuscan and Chianti landscape, you’ll arrive at your destination -- a beautiful 15th-century Renaissance villa and wine estate, tucked into the hills. With roughly two hours to spend here, choose between one of the following two activities to enjoy before returning to Florence:

Tour Including Wine-Tasting Session:
Learn about the region’s prestigious Super Tuscan wines on a 1.5-hour tour of the wine estate. With your knowledgeable guide, explore the vineyards and cellars, and then taste several local wines. During the tour, sit down in the wine cellar to enjoy a light lunch of crostini, meats and cheeses. You’ll have time to spend at leisure in the grounds after your wine-tasting tour ends-- simply relax and sun yourself in the grounds!

Tour Including Winemaking Experience:
Meet the villa’s head winemaker and get an inside glimpse into the day-to-day winery work that takes place on site. As you’re entertained with lively accounts of wine harvesting, learn how to cut vines and have a go at stomping your own grapes – a classic trick that kick-starts the winemaking process. Sample wines at different stages of fermentation before tasting the finished products! Lunch comes next and consists of a traditional picnic served on tables on the villa’s grounds. The exact dishes will vary but you can expect cold pasta dishes, bruschetta, cured meats and salads, served alongside a small glass of Tuscan wine!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was awesome and a great way to see the beautiful Tuscan countryside as well as get to drive yourself around in a vintage fiat car. After the drive, we then stopped at a villa where we had a delicious lunch and tasted local wines. I'd recommend to anyone , was a lot of fun !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is a fun trip for the whole family because the cars are fun to drive in and you get to see the beautiful country side. This is a nice break from museums.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What a terrific and unique way to see the Tuscan countryside! Not only were the vistas breathtaking, but traveling along in this amazing little Fiat 500 was a lovely layer to add to the experience. Nico was a great guide - personable, friendly, funny and knowledgeable. I really can't say enough. We loved it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Highlight of our trip! What a fun day! After a quick review of how to drive a double clutch, we were off! A very scenic tour through grape vineyards and olive tree groves in the beautiful country side of Tuscany. We arrived at the Corsini winery, where we served a private lunch and wine tasting followed by a tour of the winery and the grounds of the estate. The wine was fabulous, we purchased 3 bottles to take home! Our guide Niccolo was very knowledgeable about the area and the cars! He made the experience lots of fun as you can tell he really enjoys what he does, and does it well! I would recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wow wow wow!!!!
This was a brilliant day out and I highly recommend to anyone. The cars are wonderful and after a short tutorial we jumped in and off we went. Once you are over the initial excitement of the vehicle itself you look around and are met with the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
After a couple of brief stops you head to a wonderfully relaxing villa where amazing food and wine awaits.
All of this with a brilliant host.
It was a fabulous day. Book it now!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Highlight of our vacation! Our tour guide Niccolo was so personable and friendly, he made the whole experience fun and easy. The drive through the countryside was beautiful, the wine tasting was plentiful, and lunch in the villa was delicious. Everyone in our small group was very friendly. By the time we sat down for the tasting and lunch, it felt like we were dining with old friends rather than strangers. We traveled to several different cities while in Italy and participated in several tours/activities, but this was by far the best tour we booked! And I was just the passenger, my husband did all the driving!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great driving experience around the beautiful hills of tuscany with an amazing historic car and a great ending at a 13th century villa with good food and wine!!! Definitely would recommend this to those who know how to drive manual and have a little extra time to spend away from the museums! Our tour leader was Niccolo and he played a major part at making this experience unforgettable! Despite the bad weather we still had lots of fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing, really made our weekend away very special and one to recommend and never forget. Wine tasting with traditional food, great views over Tuscany and a great tour guide. A fun way to experience vine yards and Italian Road.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The tour was great, would do it again and again my wife is now determined to get our own fiat 500!

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