Tired of walking around? Looking for a way to spice up your sightseeing? Craving a taste of local perspective? If this is the case, our Vespa Tour Florence provides the perfect solution to your troubles. Sightseeing while getting around like a local (only with a bit more style) guarantees the ultimate Florentine experience.
This Florence Vespa tour will first take you to the Chianti countryside. You'll begin driving into the grounds of a 15th century Renaissance Villa, past vineyards and olive groves. Next you'll head deeper into Chianti, passing monasteries, olive groves, vineyard and stunning panoramas. All the while your professional guide will be giving you fascinating information about the local history via radio headsets.[readmore] You will also be given the opportunity to take some incredible photos from a panoramic spot. You'll be able to look down on Florence, see the Arno river and the mountains!Read more
Car Driving License (original copy) is mandatory. The minimum age to drive is 20 years old
International driving license is required for participants from the following world areas: Middle East and Arab countries, Africa and North Africa, China, India, South America, Eastern Europe
Important: this Tour is for Advanced Drivers only, previous experience driving Scooter or Vespa is compulsory
Sightseeing around Florence can be quite a hike. There are so many things to do in Florence that, at some point, your feet might protest. However, Florence tours don't have to be all the same!
Booking Vespa Tour Florence with us can save you a few hours of walking without giving up sightseeing around this spectacular city. Whats better, you will get a chance to see the streets from a locals point of view. Italians love their Vespas! Its one of their most favorite ways to get around.
Our Florence scooter tour is led by a professional and friendly tour escort and includes a stylish original Vespa with automatic transmission, helmet, fuel, insurance as well as taxes. The transaction fees are also included in the price, so no unpleasant surprises are waiting for you at the checkout!
Embrace the whimsy and explore Florence on wheels!
What is a Vespa and where it came from?
Vespa scooter today is synonymous with style, freedom and, of course, Italy. What was the inspiration behind this stylish urban scooter? Unbelievably, a small olive-colored Cushman Airborne motorcycle used by the military during WWII.
The company behind Vespa has not always produced scooters. It started off as a manufacturer of rail carriages and coaches, got into the production of aircraft during WWI, made aircraft during WWII, and, in the end, high-tech P-180 engines for bombers. No wonder the enemy thoroughly bombed its factories for strategic advantage.
Luckily, after the war, the owner managed to rebuild the factories. Witnessing the destruction, he saw a need for a new mode of transport. So, he commissioned Corradino DAscanio to design a motorcycle suitable for getting around the bomb-damaged Italian cities. The skilled aeronautical designer thought motorcycles were too clunky and complicated, so he set his mind to make them user-friendly and easy to maintain!
For instance, he moved the gear lever onto the handlebar for easier access, designed the seat be both safe and comfortable, and hid all the workings behind panels to keep the rider's clothes in immaculate condition. Plus the frame made it ideal not just for men but also for skirt-wearing women. The prototype was first released in 1946. The owner, Enrico Piaggio, named the scooter Vespa meaning wasp because of the narrow waist and buzzing sound it made.
So, hop on and visit Florence attractions on a so-typically-Italian Vespa! It's a fun way to spice up your sightseeing routine. Book your Vespa Tour Florence today, a tour that is a perfect combination of history, authenticity, and style!