A classic, an icon, it shaped Italy’s post-World War II pop culture, starring in one of the world’s favorite films and defining the Bel Paese in both image and reality. It is nothing if not an international symbol of Made in Italy style and design.
The "Vespa" is Born. In the spring of 1946, this light, intrinsically glamorous two-wheeler was introduced to the public. A relatively-affordable means of transport, it was targeted at young professionals and women, who could now ride while wearing a skirt, and without having to worry about the messiness of dirt, mud and oil.
Cinema contributes to its definitive success. The Vespa became the symbol of post-war Italy in a few years and appeared in many films. In particular in William Wyler's 'Roman Holiday', with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck crossing the capital on an unforgettable white Vespa, it was transformed in 1953 into a real advertising spot for the manufacturer.
No experience required – beginners are welcome! A unique chance to experience CHIANTI from a different point of view. Our minibus will take you into the Chianti countryside, where you can enjoy the breeze and breathtaking places all around you. The first part of this gorgeous activity is an ORIENTATION SESSION led by our English-speaking trainer, ensuring the safe operation of the Vespas before we start our enjoyable ride.
DRIVING TEST: It takes place in an enclosed space to check if everyone has enough confidence and safety on the Vespa to drive on open roads. The ride along our scenic countryside takes you into the middle of vineyards, olive trees and Medieval highlights, stopping of course for photos during the tour. You will visit a famous winery, producing the world renowned Chianti red wine, visiting its fascinating cellars and learning about wine production.
Available days: Every day
Bookable Starting Time: 9:00 am
Duration: 6 hours
Adult rate: € 179,00
€ 358,00 for 2 people (1 guide + 1 passenger)
Child rate: To drive the Vespa you must be 18 years old. Not suitable for children under 13, even as passengers
Meeting Point: Piazza Mentana 2red - Florence (15 minutes earlier)
Additional Information: A valid driving licence B is required (no motorcycle licence needed). Previous experience is not required, although highly advised. We reserve ourselves the right to judge the customer’s actual driving ability
The rate includes: Small group tour
Transportation by minivan to/from departure point
Vespa tour through the Chianti hills
Typical Tuscan meal
Wine and olive oil tasting
Guided tour of 2 wineries and their cellars
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