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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

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

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!


  • 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 November 2015

Absolutely Fantastic Day Out. By Far the best thing you could do while away.
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was one of the highlights of our vacation. Our tour guide David provided us with all of the information we needed to make it safely through the beautiful hills and valleys of the Tuscan country side. We arrived at the winery and were treated to a wonderful lunch with an excellent selection of wines followed by a tour. David was attentive to our group and made sure we were well prepared to drive these great little cars. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants a nice day away from the city and is up for driving a great old car and seeing some wonderful scenery.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic tour. Driving vintage Fiats around Tuscany is an incredible way to see the countryside. The vineyard is beautiful with great wines. Our tour guide Nicol was friendly, knowledgable, and very fun.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

One of the best activities that I did on this trip to Italy. The instructor was knowledgeable, informative and so fun to be with. The experience outside of the city is one not to be missed. I highly recommend to anyone wanting to enjoy a unique experience outside of the hustle of tourist packed streets.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a highly entertaining jaunt through the hills of Florence and the Chianti region in these vintage Fiat 500s. Our guide, David, was absolutely lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. Driving the cars was probably the highlight, but the winetasting and light lunch were also quite nice. The length of this adventure was ideal. Only thing missing was we would have liked to taste more wines, perhaps adding more than one stop to make it a more diverse winetasting experience for the passengers in the cars, of course. But overall great fun. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was MY favourite! Now, true, I'm a guy who likes classic cars, the older the better--- but I also like driving in wine country with the top down, so this was a dream tour for both my wife AND me!
Nicco met us at the clubhouse only 5 minutes from Florence by cab you can also take a bus and we saw him shining up his stable of fully-restored 60s and early 70s Fiats. Unbelievable! Just like the photos!!
We chose Giacomo the cars all have names because we like the Limoncello Gelato colour of him. It turned out to be a great choice because he did have some syncromesh gears being a '69, so we didn't have to double clutch like some of the others had to do. Nicco spent alot of time teaching us how to drive the Fiats, including double-clutching which is easy to learn by the way, and gave the passengers their three jobs. You won't believe where the starter switch and choke is!! And don't look for a gas gauge--- there ain't one.
We spent a beautiful afternoon on some country roads driving through beautiful scenery stopping a couple of times for pictures. SO MUCH FUN---- like driving a toy car. You won't believe the horsepower!! The winery/cheese/olive oil farm we stopped at was so good. We spent an hour tasting to our hearts content, with Martina telling us SO much about growing grapes----- ask her anything!! With the top folded back, it was just like driving through a postcard of a picture taken in the 1960s. Do NOT visit Florence or Tuscany without taking this tour---- you will remember it forever. :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was so much fun! What a great adventure and David our guide was great! It was a fantastic time driving the vintage cars, and the lunch and tour of the estate was just charming. We laughed together and enjoyed the views of the countryside and the lovely wine! Would definitly do it again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The host was very welcoming, courteous, and hilarious. Driving the fiats around was a fun excperience and a great way to see the area while gaining some local knowledge. I would recommend this to everyone.

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.

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