Day Trip: Tuscany by Vespa, Florence

Overview

Explore the idyllic wine regions of Tuscany and Chianti on board an Italian icon, a Vespa scooter! You’ll zip along scenic country roads, passing through olive groves and vineyards. Stop to visit two wineries, learn about wine and olive oil production, and enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch or dinner. Riding a Vespa is a unique way to experience the beautiful scenery of the regions. As you twist and turn through the quiet country lanes, enjoy the distinctive scents, scenes, and sounds while embracing the dolce vita (sweet life).

Starting in Florence, a local guide will lead you on your Vespa through the quiet, cypress-lined roads of the Chianti region, capturing the best of the scenery, aromas, and soft breezes. Enjoy the feel of the fresh air as you admire the gentle fields dotted with silvery olive groves, tiny ancient parish churches, and gold-hued farmhouses. Absorb the beauty of luxuriant vineyards and stop along the way for photos and a visit to a famous local winery. Explore the cellars and learn all about wine production techniques from the expert winery staff.

Continue through flower-filled meadows as you make your way to a boutique winery. Here you’ll enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch (or dinner). Savor the unique flavors of seasonal local specialties while learning about the estate's approach to winemaking. Your host will lead you through a tasting of olive oil as you enjoy the ambiance.

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Traveler reviews

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Dale V.
Concord, CA | Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022
Great experience. For someone who has never ridden a Vespa, the instructors were very helpful and kind. Went to a very nice winery afterwards for food and wine. Read more

Great experience. For someone who has never ridden a Vespa, the instructors were very helpful and kind. Went to a very nice winery afterwards for food and wine.

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Itineraries with Day Trip: Tuscany by Vespa

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