Vespa Tour and Panoramic Views of Florence
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!
Third-Party Insurance for Civil Liability
Helmet, Fuel and Taxes
Views of the City
Drive up to Piazzale Michelangelo & Fiesole Hills
Tour Participation Requirements
Special Medical Restriction
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.
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