The Tuscan hills around Florence are meant for driving, especially in a vintage Fiat 500 or classic Vespa scooter. Go wine tasting, sample local food, or explore Tuscany’s scenic back roads behind the wheel—here’s how to schedule a driving tour.
Vespas and Fiats
Zip through the hills on the back of a classic Primavera Vespa 125, a scooter you still see on the roads in Italy. If cars are more your thing, the vintage Fiat 500—an iconic Italian symbol—is just the vehicle to make you feel like a local. Stop for photos, learn about Florence, and return to the Renaissance capital with an expanded sense of the city.
Climb into the driver’s seat of a vintage Vespa or Fiat 500 and wind your way through the countryside surrounding Florence. A guide leads the way, so you don’t need to worry about getting lost, and you’ll travel in a convoy with your tour group. Tours range from 2.5 hours to full-day tours, and can include stops at local wineries or rural restaurants for wine tastings or lunch.
You don’t have to be the driver to experience the back roads of Tuscany. Choose a Vespa or Fiat 500 tour in which your tour guide takes the wheel and you relax and enjoy the views from the passenger seat while cruising out of central Florence and leaving the crowds behind. With a knowledgeable local navigating the streets, you’ll get to escape the busy city center without having to worry about operating an unfamiliar vehicle.