Monday to Sunday
My Tour Office - Via Cavour 21 Red, Florence
Maximun 25 people
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 3-hour Vespa tour will first take you to Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence’s most famous sightseeing spot. Just a few minutes away is another panoramic lookout, the San Miniato convent. Afterwards, you will head to Fiesole, a small town few minutes outside the city center. It overlooks Florence and the scenery surrounding it.
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. What’s better, you will get a chance to see the streets from a local’s point of view. Italians love their Vespas! It’s 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 aircrafts during WWI, made aircrafts 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 D’Ascanio 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!