If you’re looking for that perfect holiday to Italy, it’s probably because you’re itching to get completely absorbed in its famous culture. Well, we’re hardly surprised. The country is full of fantastic sights to see, and while many travellers simply enjoy being surrounded by the interesting architecture and introduced to the national delicacies, we know of a more unusual way you can delve in to the Italian lifestyle…
At Walkabout Florence, we offer a unique experience based in the central region of Tuscany – a vintage Vespa tour. Florence provides the ideal setting for this excursion and we make sure you have the opportunity to explore both the rural countryside and the charming, narrow streets of the city. There’s no better way to feel like a local – and look like a real scooter pro, of course.
What Is a Vintage Vespa?
If you’re seriously asking this question, where have you been?! The scooters originated in Tuscany in 1946, and to this day are well known around the world for their unique design. Unsurprisingly, these vehicles gained popularity fast, reaching their peak in the 1960s when they began to feature in films (famously, Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck). Now, Vespa scooters remain not only super-cool-looking, but also an important symbol of Italy, which is why we at Walkabout have created this unique Vespa tour. Florence has so much to offer its year-round visitors, but you won’t find an experience quite like this anywhere else.
Our Vintage Vespa Tour | Florence
At a Glance:
- 4-hour tour
- Available all year round
- Supervised by an experienced leader
- €85 per adult for a double scooter
- €110 per adult for a single scooter
If you’d like to try something different and admire the beautiful Italian landscape from a new perspective, you certainly won’t be disappointed with our Vintage Vespa Tour. Florence is known for its enchanting streets and romantic views, but on this trip you’ll be able to experience the city’s more rural outskirts, too – and have a great laugh while you’re at it.
You’ll meet the group at the garage, receive a helmet fitting and enjoy an introduction and safety talk from your jolly group leader. Before long, you’ll be invited to channel your inner Audrey and whizz through the Italian countryside looking like a 60’s superstar (and feeling completely safe thanks to the on-hand professionals). The first stop after a short ride around the quiet lanes is a famous viewpoint atop the verdant hills. Take some snaps of the landscape or strike a pose and get in the pictures yourself – after all, you’ll be looking pretty great on that scooter.
After the photoshoot you will visit an old church nearby for a spot of culture before heading off on the scooters once again, passing authentic villas, olive groves and vineyards feeling like real locals. Your guide will be sure to share some interesting facts and hilarious anecdotes as you ride along, so be prepared to not only gain a little local knowledge during the trip, but also have a chuckle alongside your fellow travellers!
Once the exhilarating ride through the countryside is over, you’ll be treated to a delicious Italian lunch on a private terrace – this is always a highlight for everyone on the Vespa tour. Florence’s finest local produce including cheeses, prosciutto and Chianti are served, and the magnificent views over the city make this lunchtime treat even more special. Eat, drink and be merry beside your newfound friends as you reminisce about your brilliant day in Italy.
- You will need to provide a valid driving licence to participate
- Guests must be over 18 years of age
- The tour is in English only
- You are not required to have previous scooter driving experience but it is recommended
- Vegetarians are catered for upon request
What Makes it Special?
This tour is not only unique, but a great way to discover another side of Italy and meet other travellers. This is one of the things for which we at Walkabout receive so much praise – our tours give travellers the opportunity to make lifelong friends while experiencing different cultures and acquiring new skills. The experience really is unlike any tourist attraction you’ll find elsewhere. With our Vespa tour, Florence feels like a completely new place, and you definitely won’t want to leave in a hurry!
“We Loved the Feel of the City on a Vespa!”
“There is just something different about seeing a city this way. You really experience the feeling of the place – the energy, the beauty and the community… [Our guide] shared his deep knowledge of the city and the community and every stop. He was a fantastic leader. We highly recommend this experience if, like us, you want to see a different side of Florence.”
5 stars on TripAdvisor, jviking76
If you have any questions about our tours, all you need to do is get in touch with us. Our team will be happy to help.
We Are Walkabout Florence
At Walkabout Florence, we specialise in unique tours across Italy allowing you to explore the country’s rich history, diverse culture and so much more. We strive to provide our guests with exceptional service, and always make sure our tours are not only perfectly organised, but jam-packed, informative, and above all, wonderfully enjoyable. Our fantastic experiences are known as some of the best in the industry, so don’t miss out – join us now and prepare for the getaway of a lifetime.