Vespa Tour and Panoramic Views of Florence

Vespa Tour and Panoramic Views of Florence

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      Florence, Italy
      5 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 89
      • Gasp-worthy views: Take in city panoramas from high atop Piazzale Michelangelo and at historic San Miniato with its hauntingly beautiful cemetery.
      • Fabulous Fiesole: Zip outside the city to this small, hilltop town to admire spectacular views of Florence and to see an ancient Roman amphitheater.
      • Italian icon: Vespa is more than a scooter; it's an exuberant brand that expresses the personality of its riders. Get your taste of the Vespa lifestyle in Florence.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to the My Tour Office at Via Martelli, 33 red, Florence

      Helpful hints

      Please note that the duration for the AM tour is 5 hours and the PM is 4 hours.

      A valid driver's license is required to drive a Vespa - don't forget yours.

      Don't forget your camera for some amazing photo opportunities along your tour!

      Getting around

      Plan to walk approximately 1 mile over paved sidewalks and cobblestones. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

      Activity type

      Adventure

      Transportation used

      Original Vespa Scooter ( Automatic Transmission)

      Included amenities

      Professional Escort
      Third-Party Insurance for Civil Liability
      Helmet, Fuel and Taxes
      Views of the City
      Drive up to Piazzale Michelangelo & Fiesole Hills

      Languages

      English, Spanish, Italian

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-ITA-FLOR-EN-1019

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Travelers must be 13 years of age or older to participate in this tour. Travelers wishing to drive or consume alcohol must be 18 years of age.

      Special Medical Restriction

      This tour is not recommended for travelers with back or hip problems as you may have problems sitting on your Vespa.

      Craving the most exhilarating and enlightening way to see the city? Hop on a scooter and ride like the local Vespisti (Vespa aficionados). This two-wheeled adventure catches the sights, and the spirit, of this "City of the Renaissance" like no other tour can. Let's start those engines.

      Cruise easily up to Piazzale Michelangelo on a hilltop across the Arno River. From this vantage, see the iconic dome of Florence's Duomo (cathedral) rising high above terracotta rooftops, graceful bridges spanning the river, and a gentle horizon of Tuscan hills beyond. The views are magical. The bronze replica of Michelangelo's David in the square is spectacular. And with your scooter, parking is a breeze.

      Hit another high point at San Miniato al Monte (St. Minias on the Mountain), a gorgeous basilica built atop one of the city's loftiest spots. Vistas are fantastic, but the church's intricately patterned marble facade will also grab your eyeballs. Thank Michelangelo for the bell tower standing tall for almost 500 years. He didn't design it, but he did have it wrapped in mattresses to protect it from enemy fire in the 1530 siege of Florence.

      We'll open up the throttle a bit as we head to Fiesole just beyond the city center. The Romans, who conquered this Etruscan town in the 2 century B.C., used this prime hilltop location to keep watch for approaching enemies. These days, it's the spot to let the rest of the world slip away before Vespa-ing back to Florence through the beautiful valley below.

      A disappointed designer

      After World War II, Italians needed an economical, easy-to-ride vehicle and aeronautical engineer Corradino D'Ascanio gave them a revolutionary solution. His 1946 Vespa design integrated a shield to keep riders clean and dry and pass-through seating that made it user-friendly for women wearing skirts. Although Vespa was wildly successful, D'Ascanio was unhappy that his iconic scooter overshadowed his innovations in aviation.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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      Florence, Italy
      Florence, Italy
      Bring money
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring photo ID
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Jeans
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear warm layers

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