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Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine

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Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine

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Overview

See Italy from behind the wheel of a retro Fiat 500 on this half-day tour through Tuscany. Take a spin around the countryside, enjoying panoramic views of Florence and a stop at the Church of San Miniato al Monte. Your guide will lead the way to a private terrace, where you’ll enjoy a delicious Tuscan lunch before cruising back to your original departure point in Florence.
  • Follow your expert guide and drive into the Tuscan hills
  • Visit the Church of San Miniato al Monte, and enjoy the views over Florence
  • Stop for photo opportunities and to change drivers if you wish
  • Enjoy a meal in Tuscany before returning to Florence
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Vintage Fiat 500 tour
Professional guide
Two way radio to stay in contact with the guide
Meal
Third party insurance, driver insurance, fuel, taxes
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Infant car seats
Piazza dei Cavalleggeri , Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Meeting point is in front of Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library) in Piazza dei Cavalleggeri. Look for your guide holding a Walkabout sign.

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Fiat 500s were first introduced in Italy in the 1950s and quickly won the hearts of Italians for their stylish looks and affordable prices. Nowadays, vintage models are harder to come by, but you’ll have the rare chance to ride a 1960s model on your tour.

Join up with your guide in central Florence and head to the garage where your retro car will be waiting for you. A safety overview will be provided as well as a test run with car’s manual gears to ensure you’re comfortable before hitting the road.

Then, you're off! Your guide will keep in constant radio contact ahead as you follow through the city streets and up into the hills of Tuscany. Stop to see the beautiful Romanesque design of the Church of San Miniato al Monte, noted by many as the country’s most beautiful church, and soak up the surrounding views of Florence below.

Hop back in your Fiat and journey deeper into Tuscany, pausing for photos and passing through charming hillside towns. Your guide will lead the way to a private terrace, where you and your group will enjoy a traditional Tuscan meal, complete with regional specialties such as crostini and cured salami. After your stomach and taste buds have been sated, you will drive back to your original departure point in Florence.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale
Meeting point
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazzale Michelangelo
Piazza Michelangelo is on a hill on the south bank of the Arno River, just east of the center of Florence, and offers a stunning view of the city.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
San Miniato al Monte is a basilica in Florence, standing atop one of the highest points in the city. It has been described as one of the finest Romanesque structures in Tuscany and one of the most scenic churches in Italy.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Villa Pian dei Giullari
Pian dei Giullari is a hamlet overlooking Florence, just above Piazzale Michelangelo.
Pass By:  
Villa del Poggio Imperiale
Villa del Poggio Imperiale is a predominantly neoclassical former grand ducal villa in Arcetri, just to the south of Florence in Tuscany, central Italy.
Pass By:  
Casa Chianti Classico
The diverse and amazing panorama in Tuscany is distinguished with its diverse and scenic landscapes; perhaps the most famous being Chianti. Located in an area that encompasses Florence and Siena, Chianti is as varied in its scenery as it is in its wines.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A valid driver license is required, bring the original with you! A copy or a photo is not accepted
  • Minimum driving age: 18 years
  • Previous experience using manual gears is essential. Your guide reserves the right, at his or her discretion, to terminate the participation of any driver who is unable to control the car safely.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. Please note: this tour is unable to accommodate Vegans food requests
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walkabout Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine.

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  • "That's maybe something worth considering changing, I think some roads were not that suitable for scooters and to split up cars and scooters, with each group having a guide of their own, may also be a bit safer." See review
  • "The tour guide is very friendly, he speak Spanish, English and German very well, very recommended." See review
  • "These are cars from the 60s and 70s, you need to know how to use a clutch." See review

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Great experience with...
Shashank_B
, Aug 2022
Great experience with great guide Gabriel. He was very good in explaining every bit about the car and throughout the trip.
star-5
La dolce vita in Tuscany
Moulay_L
, Aug 2022
Great experience. Driving Fiat 500 vintage in the country side is just magical. La dolce vita. Gabriele was a super guide
star-5
Once in a lifetime experience
Christina_H
, Jul 2022
Hands down one of the highlights of our trip. Who can say they have drove a vintage Fiat via through Tuscany. I could not recommend this tour more. My daughter and I had such a blast. You will try through small Tuscan towns with amazing views. We also made some great friends along the way. Our host was awesome and provided a great history lesson. Don't hesitate, book now.
star-5
Great way to see the area!
Alex_V
, Jul 2022
Absolutely brilliant tour with such friendly guides! Great views of the tuscan hills, and so much fun being out in the fiat 500! Lunch was in an amazing spot!
star-5
The Fiat tour, a beautiful lifetime memory
Tanya_H
, Jul 2022
My daughter and I did the Fiat tour and it was probably our most fun event of our entire trip to the Tuscany area. The gentlemen at the Fiat and Vespa garage were really passionate about their job and took great care of us. Driving the Fiat through the narrow winding roads of the Chianti region was just so exhilarating. Our group first met up in the location in front of the Biblioteca Nazionale and then driven by van to the Fiat garage. You are given a history of the Fiat 500's and a quick driving instruction and then you are off to tour the countryside with a few stops. You must be able to drive a manual transmission, but the Fiats also do not have power steering. As the driver, I did not find that part to be a problem. On the tour, the most beautiful stop being the area for our delicious meal and wine tasting. The views all over this countryside are just unbelievable. If you are in the Florence area for a visit, we definitely recommend this trip!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent!!
Nigel_B
, Jul 2022
Great experience driving through the Tuscan hills. We were together the Vespa riders but that's not an issue. I think if your uncomfortable with the Fiat, they might allow you to swith to the Vespa or vice-versa.
star-5
A Must Do Experience
Kayla_H
, Jun 2022
The Fiat Tour was our favorite part of our entire trip! Gio led a perfect tour for us and was very helpful. We loved the drive through the countryside and were able to stop at several places to learn about Tuscany. Our lunch was phenomenal with the most amazing views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside. This is a must do experience!
star-5
A Must Do!
Terri_B
, Jun 2022
Such a FUN experience! I highly recommend, but keep in mind these cars are vintage! Experience driving a manual transmission with no power steering is mandatory. We had such an amazing time l seeing the sights and driving. Our guides were very friendly and super knowledgeable. We also accidentally left our GoPro in the car and they were. Ice enough to find it and work with me to ship it back to the US. Great tour company - Five stars!
star-5
Fun in a Fiat
Bruce_O
, Jun 2022
We had a great time with Chris and Alex driving through the hills. Fantastic spot for lunch and the wine was incredible. Highly recommend this trip
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
500 Excellence
David_G
, Jun 2022
Looking at and driving this iconic vehicle expertly supported by Cristian and Alex whose paramount importance was the safety of the group.
star-5
Amazing experience.
Heliogen_A
, Jun 2022
Stefano and Christian made the whole experience memorable. We were a family of five and they put us in a Giarddinetta so that we could all fit in. The lunch was amazing and the servings were huge. I will definitely book them again
star-5
Vintage car tour
Vronique_K
, Jun 2022
Great experience. Chris and Alex were excellent guides. We enjoyed driving a vintage car near Florence and discovering places we would never have thought of. Unforgetable expérience ending with a typical meal in a marvelous spot. Highly recommended!
star-5
Fun 500!
Daniel_K
, Jun 2022
Best experience we had in Florence! Thoroughly enjoyed our tour in the little Fiat. Including a coach journey to the garage and back and some tuition, the tour lasted around 5 and a half hours. Visiting some beauty spots along the way to the destination for lunch. The staff were super friendly and passionate about the vehicles. Lunch was basic but nice and included a glass of local wine. Driving the car is challenging but rewarding, which for me was the best part of the experience. If you only usually drive auto then maybe the Vespa would be a better choice. Make sure to take some bottled water as there isn’t much chance to get refreshments for a few hours and it was 34deg C on our day, the cars obviously don’t have AC being so old! Would definitely recommend this experience to anyone as a must when visiting the city. Although there are a lot of steps to climb and a few short walks involved, also getting in and out of the car, so not suitable for anyone who has difficulty walking.
star-2
Disappointed
Manuel_R
, Jun 2022
Cars are well kept and a joy to drive. Tour sites were beautiful, however the way the tour is structured is a huge disappointment. Cars drive behind scooters, which in turn means you will be driving behind the less experienced and most dangerous bike driver. For the price paid cars and scooters should have different tours.
star-5
Fun, Fun, Fun!!
Amanda_M
, May 2022
Do not miss this unique experience! Our whole family 10yrs old to 50 had an amazing time. Lunch at a beautiful villa… what more could you ask for.
star-5
Graze Mille
Rebecca_M
, May 2022
Absolutely wonderful. Christian was an incredible Guide and showed a real passion for what he does. The car was in immaculate condition and you really get to drive it round the roads of Tuscany. The tour was a great length, you get fed and meet some monks. What more could you ask for. Well the views. Awesome
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A highlight of our trip!
Bryan_T
, May 2022
This was a highlight of our trip to Florence! Don’t hesitate to sign up! It was such a joy to ride in these fun cars, see the country side and have lunch at a gorgeous farm. Chris was a fantastic, knowledgeable, welcoming host. He shared some beautiful points of interest that brought the country alive. Also the man who takes care of the Fiat’s and Vespas, takes such pride in his work it was a pleasure to see. It was a wonderful day! Thank you!
star-5
Great Experience Driving Around Tuscany
Susana_P
, May 2022
My husband and I did this tour on our honeymoon and it was so much fun! Very cool to see all the classic fiats and vespas. You’re given a quick rundown of how to drive the fiat and then you’re off an a tour around Tuscany. First stop was a beautiful vineyard to take some photos and learn a little about the region. Second stop was another great viewpoint. Third stop was the highest point where you can see all of Florence from and you have the opportunity to walk through a cathedral and explore for a bit. Last stop was a gorgeous estate where we had some lunch and wine before heading back to the garage. This was a fantastic tour and definitely something different and fun to try! Chris was a great tour guide with lots of information and tons of enthusiasm about the cars. Would 100% recommend this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very good experience, the...
JeanYves_G
, May 2022
Very good experience, the tour was great, our guide Christian very fun and helpful, we enjoyed a lot, and the kids also!
star-5
Great Experience!
Kevin_S
, Apr 2022
My wife and I had a great time on the tour and driving the Fiat 500 was a blast. Chris was an awesome tour guide and really made the day enjoyable with his knowledge and enthusiasm for Florence, Tuscany, and the old Fiats. The food and wine we were served was delicious and the sights were incredible. This is probably the best tour we took while in Italy and we've taken several.

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