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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Fiat 500s sprung onto the Italian motoring scene in the late 1950s as a stylish yet affordable vehicle. Ever popular, modern Fiat 500s are frequent sights on Florence’s streets, but the vintage models are harder to find. Luckily for you, you'll drive one of these rare classics -- a lovingly restored 1960s model -- on your Fiat 500 tour of Tuscany!

After meeting your guide, walk to the garage where you'll find your vintage car ready and waiting. Listen to a safety briefing before taking part in a practice session, aimed to get you familiar with the car’s manual gears.

Following your attentive guide (who will be in constant radio contact throughout the tour), drive through Florence’s quieter streets and out into the Tuscan hills. First stop is the Church of San Miniato al Monte, perched on a hill overlooking the city. After enjoying the views, step inside the Romanesque structure, and see why many call it Italy’s most beautiful church.

Driving further into Tuscany, pass through quaint villages, attracting smiles from passersby. Enjoy the attention from onlookers as you make several stops for photos, to chat with your guide or to switch drivers if you wish. Before returning, stop for a meal on a private terrace in the hills. Dishes vary, but will always be typically Tuscan. Expect antipasti, featuring delights such as crostini with tomatoes and locally cured salami. It’s a beautiful ending to your day in Tuscany!
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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
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Infant car seats
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A valid drivers license is required
  • Minimum 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
  • Most travelers can participate
Patrick v
4 | 2019-09-17

Great fun to drive a vintige Fiat 500 through Firenze and outside the city. The tour was combined with a group of Vespa drivers. 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. The lunch was very good. Would absolutely recommend it.

Albany Trip
5 | 2019-09-13

Our tour driving through Florence was a great experience. It was fun, we got to have lunch, sightsee and had just enough time driving in these cool little cars. Our tour leader Was Christian, he was very patient and knowledgeable. Thanks for a fun day out

Nevagay A
4 | 2019-08-29

We did the Fiat tour rather than the Vespa because my son was not old enough to drive the Vespa, but the tour actually had both Vespa's and Fiat's. The cars were cute and they did give you a brief over view of the operation of the car. The only thing that was different than a typical manual now a days was that to start, you turned the key and then the ignition was a lever on the floor. It had a choke as well but we were told not to use that. Also you could not down shift to first. You had to come to a complete stop then shift to first. The reverse was a typical but everyone seemed to have trouble getting the cars into reverse. It was a little hectic getting out of the city and keeping the group together but the guide was very patient and stopped the group and waited for the cars in the back to catch up through light and turns as needed. The lunch was nice but nothing fancy, the scenery was beautiful. I would have liked to go further into the country. We did stop a couple of places (a church and vineyard where the guide gave us some history and wine making information).

5 | 2019-08-14

We enjoyed this activity, getting out of the city was nice and it was fun to have people waving at our caravan of vehicles along the road. Dinner was nice and in a beautiful spot.

5 | 2019-08-12

We had an absolutely great day ! Our little green Fiat was fabulous. Gabriel was very nice, patient and full of information. The meal we had was lovely and the wine even better. We would definitely do this tour again given the opportunity. A wonderful 60th birthday present for my husband!

Gianina G
5 | 2019-08-01

This was the best choice to drive through the Tuscany. Driving the Fiat was a really nice adventure, Walkabout tours have a property , restaurant at the Tuscany, where we had lunch. Delicious pasta! Our guide is an excellent and expert person, thank you Dario!

5 | 2019-07-22

This is a must tour..we had a fab day driving around the countryside visited a church vineyard down small routes normally you would never experience. Guide was great and company gave good instructions on how to use the cars. Lovely lunch at a tuscan farmhouse. Overall great day out.

Gordon H
4 | 2018-12-14

We love old cars and the Fiat 500 is an all-time favourite, so what other way is there to putter about the hills of Tuscany? We were greeted warmly at the premises, given helpful instructions about how to drive our little car, plus a walkie-talkie, and we were off, in convoy with some wobbly fellow adventurers on Vespas. The route minimised the Italian traffic madness and we travelled at an appropriately relaxed pace, winding through gorgeous villages and over equally gorgeous hills. Lunch in an also gorgeous restaurant was a simple but suitably regional two courses of pasta, antipast and wine. Fabulous!If I can find a criticism, the one thing missing was commentary. A Trabant tour of Berlin we did included commentary from our convoy leader (over a radio), which helped us prepare for turns and stops, and included info about the sights along the way. But that wouldn't necessarily be appealing to everyone.Our car performed faultlessly, although I suspect that our Vespa riders slowed us down a little.All in all a fabulous combination of motoring fun and tourist delights.

Jenny M
5 | 2017-11-25

Best tour we took in Italy! Our guide was knowledgeable, patient, fun and his English was fantastic! The cars are authentic and fun! The views were postcard picturesque. We made many stops and were able to get a feel for the real Italy. The stop for lunch was very special. The guide was concerned and compliant with dietary requirements and restrictions. The food was the best we had in Florence. The tour size was small and personal. We followed the guide in a Fiat and 3 Vespas followed us. This was worth every dollar we spent. First rate company and employees.

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