Florence Driving experiences

Our most recommended Florence Driving experiences

From Florence: Tuscan Countryside Tour on a Vintage Vespa

1. From Florence: Tuscan Countryside Tour on a Vintage Vespa

Explore the beautiful countryside of Tuscany on a vintage Vespa tour from Florence. Pass through the narrow streets to admire the pretty castles, villas, olive groves, and more. Take photos at the stops before tasting the region’s best prosciutto ad cheese accompanied by a glass of Chianti. Meet at the centrally located garage for your introduction to one of the perfectly restored Vintage Vespas. Your tour leader will fit you with a helmet and give you some basic instructions and safety information before setting off for this exhilarating ride through the countryside. Leave Florence in a small swarm of Vespas and head for the freedom of the hills, following the tour leader along the riverside and a tree-lined avenue to a famous viewpoint. After posing for photos with your Vespa and the amazing skyline of Florence, enjoy a bit of culture with a quick visit to one of Florence's oldest churches. Feeling more confident now with your Vespa, it's time for some more challenging roads as you leave the crowds and traffic behind and take to the narrow lanes between castles and villas, through ancient olive groves and vineyards. There are plenty of stops for photos and if two people are sharing a Vespa, there's plenty of chance to take turns. When it's time for a break, enjoy a magnificent view from a private terrace and sample some of Tuscany's best prosciutto and cheese with a glass of Chianti. Then be prepared to turn some heads as you ride expertly back into the city as you and your Vintage Vespa become one of the tourist sights of Florence.

Florence Wine Tasting and Tuscan Lunch in a Vintage Fiat 500

2. Florence Wine Tasting and Tuscan Lunch in a Vintage Fiat 500

Take a wine-tasting trip through rural Florence in a vintage Fiat 500, and cruise along winding country roads past Tuscany's famous vineyards. The tour begins with an introduction to the iconic Fiat 500. Acquaint yourself with driving the retro car before driving through Florence in a colorful convoy; often to spontaneous applause and waves from locals and tourists alike. Cruise through Florence's pretty streets, then head into the gorgeous Tuscan hills. Hop out of your Fiat 500 at a 15th-century villa. Take a tour of the grounds and vineyards, and head to the villa's wine cellar for a thorough tasting of the vineyard's award-winning wines and olive oil accompanied by a light lunch of traditional Tuscan delicacies.

Florence: E-Vespa Rental with Smartphone Tour and Tasting

3. Florence: E-Vespa Rental with Smartphone Tour and Tasting

Cruise through the hills of Florence in an eco-friendly way with this electric Vespa rental. Download the included app to your smartphone and set off on a self-guided adventure. Enjoy a wine and local products tasting experience at an authentic Tuscan establishment. Pick up your Vespa rental and put on the provided helmet to begin your tour. Make your way in style through the hills of Florence and cover more ground in less time. Use the provided app to uncover sights like Fiesole, which is known for its historical Roman Theatre, its natural paths, its medieval buildings, and its Villas. Take in spectacular views of Florence and the valley below. Reach Piazzale Michelangelo, a terrace overlooking the city that offers sweeping views of the city's roofs, monuments, and the winding Arno River. Finally, end your route by descending through the scenic Viale dei Colli. Savor local flavors at a food and wine bar in the heart of the charming Oltrarno district. Indulge in a glass of classic Tuscan wine paired with regional cold cuts and cheeses. Return the Vespa to the rental office at the end of your tour.

Florence and Surroundings Vintage Fiat 500 Tour

4. Florence and Surroundings Vintage Fiat 500 Tour

Meet your beautifully restored vintage Fiat 500 at its home in a Florence garage, once the stables and coach house of a Florentine Palazzo. You will also meet your tour leader who will introduce you to the secrets of driving a car from the 1960's. Once you are confident with your Fiat 500, the tour begins. Following the tour leader, and in constant radio contact, you'll drive through the streets of Florence and in a short time, leave the city streets behind. You will take the cypress tree-lined avenue to climb high above the city for some amazing views. The first stop is at one of the oldest churches in Florence. There's time for a quick visit inside and a chance to take some great photos with you and your Fiat 500 with the wonderful backdrop of Florence. Then you'll set off for a panoramic drive into the hills with a radio commentary, along narrow stone walled lanes, past historic villas and fields of olive trees, making short stops to take photos of the wonderful landscape. If you have been riding shotgun, now is your chance to swap places with the driver and have your turn at the wheel. Next, you'll have the chance to sit on a private terrace with stunning long views across the Tuscan hills, dotted with villas and castles. You can soak up the scenery and sample some excellent Tuscan cheeses and ham, with a taste of Chianti wine. After more photo opportunities, it's time to start back to Florence, taking the most scenic route back to the city.

From Florence: Sunset Wine Tasting Tour in Vintage Car

5. From Florence: Sunset Wine Tasting Tour in Vintage Car

You have dreamed of a romantic Italian getaway, get ready to make that dream a reality with our vintage Fiat 500 Sunset Drive and unique Wine Tasting experience. Your adventure is shaped from the start with the fantastic and compelling narrative of the Fiat 500 history, its relevance in Italian history. After you have become familiarized with your car and understand its personality, our guide will lead the convoy on the adventure of a lifetime. The gentle hum of the engine, the feel of the meandering roads opens us to the breathtaking view of the tuscan hills and as we drive into the past, we are exposed to the historicTuscan Villas, cypress lined roads endless vineyards and captivating olive groves. At our stop you will enjoy a Spritz cocktail followed by a wine tasting and sampling of the best local Tuscan cheeses and meats. This adventure will warm your heart with memories that will last a lifetime.

Tuscany: Vespa Tour with Traditional Lunch

6. Tuscany: Vespa Tour with Traditional Lunch

Enjoy a 6-hour Tuscany Vespa Tour that provides you the perfect opportunity to experience the beautiful Tuscan countryside in a more personal way. After a 20-minute transfer from Florence, you’ll arrive at the Fattoria di Lavacchio, an organic farm that produces it's own wine, olive oil, and grows its own fruits and vegetables. The fattoria is located in the famous Chianti Rufina region, home to the world-renowned Ruffino wine. The Vespa tour begins with a guided ride through the picturesque winding roads of the Tuscan countryside followed by a delicious traditional Tuscan lunch accompanied by fine Chianti wine.

From Florence: An Italian Quickie 2-Hour Fiat 500 Tour

7. From Florence: An Italian Quickie 2-Hour Fiat 500 Tour

Take a quick drive through the Tuscan landscape and hills around Florence. This is a no-frills tour for the person who wants to experience the fun of being in a vintage Fiat 500 at a reasonable cost. Start with a short drive to get an Italian snack or breakfast. You will begin the drive into the Tuscan hills with a cruise through the most beautiful and hidden roads of the countryside. The private driver will lead you along olive groves, vineyards, hillside villa estates and breathtaking panoramic views of Florence. This tour is made for those who want to make the most of their time in Tuscany by enjoying a car ride with a driver in true Italian style. Being in a vintage Fiat 500 will be an adventure you’ll never forget. You will be guided to places loved by the locals. The way back is as enchanting as the way out, thereby enjoying every second of this exciting Italian-style adventure.

Florence: Guided Vespa Tour

8. Florence: Guided Vespa Tour

Join an incredible experience where the Italian dream takes shape in the form of a traditional Vespa. This 2-hour tour, where the streets of the center of attention, tells the story of Florence and will be led by a friendly yet professional guide. Before departing, you will participate in a small briefing on the route which will be traveled, before the rules for the tour's security will also be explained. You'll then hop on to your Vespa at the  from where you will travel to Piazza Michelangelo, the most famous sightseeing spot in Florence. on the way, you’ll admire the panoramic views of the dome and the sunshine gleaming onto the River Arno. The next stop is a couple of minutes away from Piazza Michelangelo, known as the San Miniato Abbey on the hills of Tuscany. Here you can see this beautiful historic cemetery, which is famous for its Medieval history. This spot also gives you the opportunity to experience spectacular views of the city. You can then continue your adventure on a Vespa to Fiesole, a picturesque town just a few minutes outside the city center. You can learn the Roman history behind this town, and admire the views over the Florence region and surrounding hills. The tour will then end, at which point you’ll ride your Vespa back to the departure point in the center of Florence.Piazza San Marco

Florence: 24-Hour Noleggio Vespa, Scooter & Moped

9. Florence: 24-Hour Noleggio Vespa, Scooter & Moped

Enjoy an amazing trip around Tuscany, Florence, Siena and the Chianti area. Discover all most famous sights of Florence such as Piazzale Michelangelo, Fiesole, the Duomo, international museums, David and the fashion streets. Then, head to the countryside area, Chianti and Siena, where you will be introduced to delicious foods like cheeses, Florentine steak and the best wines of Italy. Along the way, you'll be able to capture colorful, pristine, natural and fantastic viewpoints with your camera. With your Vespa 125, you will not be obliged to eat near your hotel, but can go to the best restaurants with the best reviews without effort or spend 40 EUR for a short trip in a taxi. This service is not like the usual tourist tour but an amazing adventure through the real Tuscany and Florence.

Chianti: Quad Safari with Lunch

10. Chianti: Quad Safari with Lunch

Discover hard-to-reach areas of Tuscany and the Chianti countryside differently aboard a quad bike. Take back unforgettable memories and photos of traditional hamlets, medieval castles, lush vineyards, and more. Tuck into a delicious light lunch surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery. After meeting your guide, settle into an ultra-modern Polaris 6-seater quad bike as your guide takes the wheel, and start your tour of the Chianti Hills. Feel the adrenaline rush of an off-road adventure as you explore areas of Tuscany that can't be reached by other modes of transport. Take in ancient farmhouses, medieval castles, and lovely hamlets. Watch out for wildlife in the forest, then stop for a picnic at lunchtime, completely immersed in nature. Marvel at crystal-clear streams full of fish and drive along windy paths through the Chianti vineyards.

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What people are saying about Florence

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 10 reviews

We were given a ride from Florence to a quaint little town on top of a hill, with amazing views. We learned Vespa safety and practiced driving, safety was the number one priority. People who didn't feel comfortable on the Vespa were given the option to ride with someone who was comfortable. We drove through the countryside and stopped for pictures, then headed back to the winery where we were fed a delicious lunch (accommodated for dietary restrictions) and wine, and given a ride back to Florence. Just a note, if it is buggy out, it would be good to have glasses or sunglasses on while on the Vespa. I got a bug in my eye while driving, I don't wish that on anyone.

This was our favorite part of our entire Italian vacation! So much fun touring the Tuscan country side on a vespa. I had never been on a Vespa before and no previous scooter/motor bike experience. I was a little nervous but we had very good teachers that let us practice around their private property before getting on the roads. You follow one of the guides so we felt comfortable driving and never felt like we were going to get lost. The place where you stop for lunch is so beautiful. Definitely book this tour when you are in Florence!

Alex was a huge help and very friendly giving us winery recommendations and showing us the best ways to get in and out of the city (lots of one way streets in Florence that Maps doesn’t pick up on). Recommend arriving early (10am when they open) to choose between a Vespa or scooter (scooter has more power and better braking). Tons of fun and would 110% do again! Thank you Florence Station Rental.

Alex was a warm , friendly and knowledgeable tour guide!! Made our experience amazing and special!

Unique experience! Chris was super cool. Food was just ok tho