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Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Sunset Tuscan Villa and Aperitivo

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    What to Expect
    Make your own way to the tour start point in central Florence. Greet your guide and listen to a safety briefing and background facts about your vintage Fiat 500.

    Often known by their Cinquecento brand name, these famous 4-seater cars took the motoring world by storm in the 1950s, and the early models are among Italy’s most beloved retro cars. The cars have manual gears, so if you’re the nominated driver, you’ll need to know how to use them.

    After getting driving instructions, hop inside your Fiat and drive in convoy behind your guide.

    Head into the Tuscan countryside as the sun sets — the time when the region’s rolling landscapes look especially magical.

    Cruise the tranquil roads and trace a section of the Mille Miglia, the legendary 20th-century round-trip automobile race between Brescia and Rome.

    Wind by vineyards and orchards, and stop to snap photos of the classic Tuscan scenery of farmhouse-topped hills and cypress-lined lanes.

    Arrive at a 15th-century Renaissance villa surrounded by picturesque gardens. Hop out of your Fiat and stroll to the outdoor swimming pool and terrace.

    Admire the gorgeous setting as you savor an Italian aperitivo pre-dinner drink and snack. Enjoy a spritzer cocktail and delicious Tuscan snacks such as cheese, bruschetta (toasted bread topped with tomato and basil) and cold cuts.

    Finish with a glass or two of Chianti and hear how this quintessentially Tuscan wine is produced, bottled and aged. Feel free to partake — the driving part of your tour is over.

    Return to Florence by car or bus with an experienced driver at the wheel. Your tour concludes at the original start point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Via Gherardo Silvani, Florence
    Departure Time
    Feb 1 - March 31 tour begins at 4:00pmApril 1 - October 1 tour begins at 5:30pmOctober 2 - December 1 tour begins at 4pm
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Guide
    • Safety briefing
    • Use of a Vintage Fiat 500
    • Aperitivo spritz cocktail and light snacks
    • Chianti wine
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Previous experience using manual gears essential, should you be the nominated driver in your group. 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.
    • Children aged 12 and under are free of charge. Valid ID is required
    • Minimum age is 18 years to drive. You must bring your driver's license
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great experience with a perfect instructor Mixed both things we love , driving and wine tasting. Was the perfect evening trip to get out and see Tuscany
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    My wife and I booked the Sunset Fiat 500 tour for our stay in Florence to see some of Tuscany and what a great decision it was! We were actually quite lucky that we were the only couple doing this particular tour which meant we had an exclusive private tour. Our Tour guide Alex
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    Really was looking forward to this experience but unfortunately TA never confirmed with the company for our reservation. I don't want to penalize this company for that but their listed number for contact was inactive which left us with little options but to leave without
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    When we arrived for our tour on May 7, 2019 we were promptly told by Mattia that we were the only ones on the tour that day. He made sure that I knew how to operate a manual transmission by practicing in a long driveway. Prior to departing, you are asked to sign a form and fill
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    Response from DavidPapini, Owner at Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Sunset Tuscan Villa and Aperitivo
    Responded Jun. 1, 2019
    HI Alison, I'm sorry for your disappointment. Unfortunately the agency you booked through invented a pool that was never there in the first place. As for the rest, you had the same wonderful tour more than 12 thousand amazed people took in our 11 years of activity, so if you didn't like it, I'm sorry, but surely wasn't our fault in any fathomable way. Our standards are insanely high in everything, as all other reviews attest. As for the 15th century renaissance villa... That's exactly where you were when you arrived and tested your vechicles... and if you didn't notice that, I'm not suprised you missed just about everthing else.
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    What a great activity! Our Wonderful guide Mattio was a wealth of information and helped make the trip thoroughly enjoyable. Loved our cute little car, we even got to 4th gear twice up and down the countryside. The food and wine were perfect and complemented the trip.
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