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Brilliant! Fantastic drive around the Tuscan countryside followed by great food and delicious wine in the villa cellar. Great friends made (who once the tour was over we continued to sight see with!) and a very memorable experience overall. Would definitely recommend.
Definitely the highlight of our holiday!! Adorable cars, beautiful countryside, lovely wine, really friendly and knowledgable hosts. Do it!!
This was my favorite thing we did on the trip! The countryside is beautiful! The tour guide is really nice, informative, funny, and will take lots of pictures for you! Great wine and great time!
We really enjoyed this tour.
First, it's a fairly short drive in the Tuscan countryside in a pretty quirky little car. I drive a stick, but the early 70s Fiats they have here don't have a synchro-mesh system so you have to double-clutch. It was fun learning how to do that and the drive was just the right length where you really got to experience the car before it became annoying to drive. Because honestly they're fairly uncomfortable and difficult to operate. But I really liked the experience with it provided on this tour.
After the drive you get back to the winery and have nice, light Italian lunch of cold-cuts, honey and cheeses, bread and some pate. Along with this you also get to taste a few different very tasty wines that are made at the winery there. And here is where the tour really shined, largely due to the tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about Italian food and wine and very personable as well. We really enjoyed hearing what he had to say and discussing it with him.
All in all it takes about a half-day and was one of the nicest things we did during our stay in Florence. Highly recommended!
What a wonderful day!, The roads through vine yards and stunning views are amazing. Beppe made everyone feel welcome and his attention was great. The experience of driving a little fiat 500 (The beautiful red car call Paula) was unforgetable.
The day began with a quick lesson in double declutching. After we rolled out in convoy into the country side, where the driving experience was amazing since the cars were really easy to drive, we stopped a few times to learn a little more about the area and enjoy the panorama and take photos of the views and cars.
Finally we drove back to the villa where we enjoyed local cured meats, cheeses and of course we tested some wines that are produced in the place.
In conclusion this tour is amazing and without hesitation I would recommend it to everyone!
Easily one of the highlights of our trip. Driving the fiats was a blast and the wine/lunch at the end was fantastic! Giuseppe was an excellent instructor (taught everyone how to double clutch) and a perfect guide. Highly recommend to anyone who is comfortable driving a manual transmission.
This was the best day of our entire trip to Italy! We drove Giacamo and Paola with another couple. It was so much fun to drive these little cars through the Tuscan landscape (and get out of the cities). I had a small issue with our car, but our guide, David, had no issues getting us back up and going. It was a hoot! Then came the wine making and tasting part of the day. The process was explained and we got to try and do it ourselves. The tasting was delightful. I've been on a few other wine tasting tours and they give you an ounce of wine and move you right along - time and people pressured - not sure with this tour! We got to sit and drink some wine, eat some lunch, all with the views of Tuscany and our Villa with access to the pool. I didn't feel rushed or pressured at all. Best day in Italy!!
This topped our fun in Italy! Beppe is fun and informative, runs a great tour. The wine cellar was a wonderful setting for our tasting. He served honey from his wife's hive! The others on our tour were all fun and interesting. Two had taken the city bus there. We shared a taxi back with the other two. That's right, only 6 of us on the tour. Just lovely. Thanks, Beppe! From Krista and Peggy
What a great day, these cars are so cute and to be able to be given the chance to drive them through beautiful countryside with a knowledgable host was amazing. We learnt about olives, wine, Fiats plus tasted some great wine. An experience I would recommend to anyone wanting to do something different, fun and interesting. Thank you
Absolutely amazing tour! Honestly can't think of any way to do a Tuscan wine experience. You get to drive around the country side in a vintage vehicle and stop at interesting places. The Renaissance villa is absolutely amazing with a breathtaking view with amazing food and wine. We did the wine making experience which I highly recommend. You get to learn about the process that makes great wine in simple easy to understand terms. The tour guide is very friendly and knowledgeable about all aspects of the tour.
My husband and I joined this tour on the last day of our honeymoon. We were lucky that it was a small crew so we had some quality time with Guiseppe both during and after the tour. It was a fantastic way to see the Tuscan countryside and then have a relaxing, enjoyable meal after. Would highly recommend and consider a must-do whilst on holiday in Florence.
This was the most amazing experience. The tour guide was lovely and made everyone at ease with driving the cars which was a lot of fun. I would recommend this to any of my friends and family. Even if you are not a big wine drinker this is still worth doing.
My husband and I booked this tour while in Florence and it ended up being one of the highlights of our entire honeymoon! My husband thoroughly enjoyed the driving experience in the gorgeous vintage Fiat 500 (Topsy). We both loved winding our way through the Tuscan countryside with the sun roof back tooting the little horn and waving at the people we passed. The views were breath taking and the food and wine at the end was the cherry on top! Thanks Andrea for such a fantastic day, I hope we get back to Florence some day so we can do it all over again! We definitely recommend this tour to everyone visiting Florence! It is a MUST DO!
WOW!! Such an amazing day! We took out Topsy, the little cream fiat and made out into the tuscan countryside.. beautiful vineyards,gorgeous scenery and plenty of sunshine! We stopped at an amazing villa for lunch, did a spot of sunbathing, explored the rose gardens, then headed inside to taste some incredible food and wine..YUM!! Amazing day