Florence is the home of good food. Eating well for us Italians is an imperative whose highest expression can be found in Florence and throughout Tuscany. Tuscan cuisine is made of simple and genuine ingredients, using seasonal products and following time-honored recipes handed down from family to family.
Even today in Tuscany, the greatest culinary specialties are cooked according to centuries-old tradition, such as ribollita, Florentine steak, beans all'uccelletto, panzanella and much more. Florence, as well as all the beautiful villages located in the countryside, offers a great choice of taverns, typical trattorias and osterias. In Florence, on top of it all, there is the custom of consuming the so-called "street dishes" or the famous "Lampredotto" and "Trippa" sold in the many typical stalls of the city.
Thanks to the handy and safe steering of the Vespa, it will be possible to wander the streets of the historic center of Florence riding an Italian classic or leave for the Chianti region to discover all the typical local dishes. All this will be completely accessible thanks to your rental Vespa.
You will pass through places where history has left its indelible tracks on the way to discovering the best Tuscan cuisine accompanied by a good glass of Chianti. All fully accessible thanks to your rental Vespa.
The first stop is Greve in Chianti, an Italian municipality that joins the two cities Florence and Siena. Here, we cross the Via Chiantigiana, where we find ourselves surrounded by beautiful scenery, and then reach Montefioralle one of the 308 most beautiful villages in Italy. Next, we head to Badia a Passignano where we find the Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo a monastery of the Vallombrosan Congregation. Finally, we head to the last stop, Clantenova, where we can enjoy a unique wine tasting.Book Now
An electric Vespa experience among the Chianti hills not to be missed. An alternative itinerary in Chianti with a tasty picnic lunch to enjoy during your Chianti Tour. We will start our tour by passing through Impruneta, famous especially for its terracotta industry. Here we are in the open countryside and admire the city of Florence from above. The second stop is the Luiano farm; family-run, from generation to generation the experience and passion of a business that fills its customers with joy is passed on. At this stop you will find your basket full of treats for your journey. Then, you will move on to the third destination: Greve in Chianti; a beautiful medieval village located among the hills, it is one of the largest and most important towns in this area and is also famous for the excellent wine produced by the wineries located in the municipal area. The last stop will be Montefioralle, a small town just above Greve in Chianti. Among the stone alleys, overlooked by the characteristic houses that climb up to the village, you will discover a jewel of rare beauty and be enchanted by views you have never seen before.Book Now
Greve in Chianti is a cozy town to spend a few moments of pure relaxation among woods, vineyards, olive groves and medieval villages. This little town is a small world that contains many exciting experiences. Even before arriving, you can start to fill your eyes with breathtaking landscapes whether you come from Florence through the Chiantigiana road, whether you come from Siena through the villages of Gaiole and Castellina in Chianti or whether you come from the highway. All the roads that lead to this village in the heart of Chianti are a spectacle of nature: green and lush forests to which at times the farmers have stolen space to plant a vineyard or olive trees interspersed with stone houses with ancient charm and yet always current. As a second destination you will find Panzano in Chianti, an enchanting Tuscan village situated on the top of a hill in the heart of the Chianti Classico area. Panzano has two different access points to the town and, consequently, two different directions to explore it: the first one is more evident coming from Florence or Greve in Chianti, because even if you see the historical part of the town, the most visible impact at first sight is the modern square Gastone Bucciarelli with the stores that, together with the restaurants, outline the narrow streets where you can breathe the typical atmosphere of a Tuscan village, rich in inviting scents and aromas. The alternative entrance to the village of Panzano is from the free public parking lot, which gives direct access to the historical center, where the peculiar narrow streets and the typical medieval architecture are still visible. As a third destination you will find the unmissable Tenuta degli Dei of Tommaso and Roberto Cavalli. A magnificent estate to visit, in the heart of Tuscany. With a company that represents what has always pushed the Tuscan family to dedicate to the land, to wine and to horses, universal symbols of Tuscan typicality. Between tasty wines, a tasting and a unique estate, this little gem will leave you literally amazed! Finally, to conclude in beauty, the last stop of this itinerary will take you to taste the delicacies of the territory at the Restaurant Oltre il Giardino, that besides offering you typical and succulent dishes, you will enjoy a unique view from the terrace on the Tuscan hills.Book Now
The Florence Night Tour includes some destinations that will be unmissable, famous destinations of great impact in Florence. Starting with an aperitif at Colle Bereto Lounge Bar, restaurant and Privé Club. We recommend you to enjoy an excellent aperitif and then move to the second destination to dine and enjoy refined, local and traditional dishes that will amaze you at La Loggia del Piazzale Michelangelo that also offers a magnificent view of the immense city. And to end the evening in beauty you can not not try one last cocktail at the Locale. An infallible destination!Book Now
Made famous by a famous novel by Vasco Pratolini (The girls of San Frediano), Borgo San Frediano is one of the most renowned places in Florence. The district, located in Diladdarno, as the Florentines say, was once home to the workshops of the Oltrarno artisans. Today the district has been elected among the trendiest places in the world. Certainly the intimate and almost magical atmosphere that reigns in the streets of San Frediano helps to accentuate its charm and beauty. With its narrow streets and small pavements overlooked by the artisan shops, San Frediano welcomes tourists and visitors who love to immerse themselves in the most authentic Florence and its history. The Borgo di San Frediano holds artistic treasures of unparalleled beauty such as the Basilica of Santa Maria del Carmine, with the Brancacci Chapel decorated by Masaccio and the Basilica of San Frediano in Cestello. In San Frediano we also find Piazza del Tiratoio, whose name derives from the wool processing plant that once stood here, and was called the tiratoio.Book Now
Among the most fascinating areas of Florence, the San Niccolò district of the Florentine Oltrarno, has to certainly be one. It is not a real historical district, but it is so beautiful and characteristic that over the centuries it has taken on its own physiognomy, a very specific name and a fame that goes beyond the city walls. San Niccolò is the part of Florence that has completely preserved its medieval atmosphere: with the massive 13th century walls still intact and cobbled streets, the San Niccolò neighborhood resembles a small Tuscan village, yet it is extremely close to Santa Croce and Ponte Vecchio.Book Now
The master craftsmen have given prestige to the “Made in Florence” brand and are connoisseurs of ancient crafts handed down from generation to generation. Their products in leather, hide and more become real works of art, synonymous with prestige and product quality. The experience of visiting a Florentine artisan workshop and seeing a craftsman at work is certainly not to be missed for those who choose Florence as a destination for their journey. From hand-painted Florentine marbled paper, to how the famous semi-precious stone salesman is worked by the only craftsman who still produces it, the goldsmith shops, the framers, the restorers.Book Now
Chianti is the land of Sharecroppers, farmers who cultivate the land and have with their work modified the landscape with terraces, vineyards, olive groves and beautiful farms that today are the Chianti landscape. Simple men, rich in traditions and who still open their homes to welcome visitors. At the Corte dei Goliardi you will find the Tuscan welcome with a glass of wine and a slice of bread and salami .... the famous farmer's breakfast. Genuine, organic wine, with the search for vines that will leave you with a strong hint of red fruits and an enveloping persistence, a visit that will make you understand how wine is born from the passion of those who produce it! The itinerary will also show you one of the most beautiful roads in the Chianti area passing through Impruneta, the city of Cotto and Peposo, continuing along Strada in Chianti, a transit area, a stopping point for farmers and travelers who reached Florence up to Greve, the great city and thriving center of Chianti.Book Now
EXPLORING CHIANTI Duration of the experience: 8 hours approx. Stop 1: Montefioralle Journey Time from Florence to Montefioralle: approx. 1h30 with stops and time to take pictures Recommended time in Montefioralle: 45 minutes Stop 2: Macina of San Cresci Journey Time from Montefioralle to Macina of San Cresci: approx. 10 minutes Recommended time in San Cresci: 20 minutes Stop 3: Greve in Chianti Journey Time from San Cresci to Greve in Chianti: approx. 10 minutes Recommended time in Greve in Chianti with lunch break included: 2 hours / 2h30 Stop 4: Impruneta Journey Time from Greve in Chianti to Impruneta: approx. 30 minutes Recommended in Impruneta: approx. 30 minutes Journey time from Impruneta to Firenze Borgo Ognissanti: 40 minutes Thanks to this Tour, you will immerse yourself in the suggestive and relaxing atmosphere of Chianti and experience a fantastic journey driving your iconic Vespa along the countryside roads, while admiring the long rows of vines, cypress and olives trees around you! Visit first Montefioralle, a jewel of rare beauty and far from the beaten paths and walk among its small stone alleys. Few kilometers away, take the time to arrive until the Macina of San Cresci, a magical place worth to visit where each year artists from all over the worlds share their artistic vision in a unique historical rural place. Your discovery of Chianti area will continue with the unmissable Greve in Chianti, one of the most charming and most important towns of the Chianti territory. In the city center, enjoy a pleasant lunch in a typical family run restaurant, before visiting its medieval streets and handicrafts shops admiring the landscapes around it. Take your road back to Florence, this time through another countryside panoramic way, changing point of view and panoramas. On your way, we suggest you a small stop to the village of Impruneta, whose jewel is the church, a major Marian shrine that has drawn so many pilgrims over the centuries: the Basilica di Santa Maria.Book Now
Among the itineraries in Chianti, the one that goes from San Casciano in Val di Pesa to Greve in Chianti is one of the most suggestive. San Casciano in Val di Pesa is located almost halfway between the Florence and Siena itineraries, and is an excellent starting point for an eno-cultural itinerary in the Chianti Valley area. The town, enclosed by medieval walls, is obviously one of the most renowned production centres for Chianti Classico, and has a number of sites of interest to tourists: there are numerous parish churches and villas in the vicinity, not to mention churches such as the Suffragio, which also houses the town's Museum of Sacred Art. Continuing through this unique and incomparable territory we come across the splendid Badia di Passignano, a very ancient abbey dating back to the Middle Ages, surrounded by a characteristic row of cypress trees, in whose marvellous cellars a very fine wine is produced: the Chianti Classico Badia a Passignano Riserva. Along the way, a stop in the ancient village of Montefioralle will allow you to experience the medieval atmosphere of Greve in Chianti, another town where it is impossible to separate its history from that of the wine of the same name.Book Now
Chianti is a land of strong traditions, where the hard work of man has made it unique and beautiful. The tour includes driving along the Chianti road admiring the hills with its long rows of vines. Visit one of the most beautiful and historical castles and explore the historic villages of Chianti. Chianti offers to those who visit a succession of unique landscapes, characterized by rolling green hills, large expanses of vineyards and olive groves, small villages, characteristic churches and stone farmhouses. The landscapes of Chianti are so beautiful and special that they are often photographed and reproduced in postcards and calendars distributed all over the world.Book Now
An itinerary to discover the most important villages of the Val d'Elsa that gave birth to important people such as Boccaccio in Certaldo, one of the founding fathers of the Italian language together with Dante Alighieri or Leonardo da Vinci. A land that for years was the route to the sea of Florence, as well as crossed by the famous Via Franchigena. Hardly anywhere else in Italy is history as topical as in Val d'Elsa. And not only for the architecture that remains intact in at least three conspicuous places: Certaldo, San Gimignano and Colle. In the Val d'Elsa, history is a living book, to leaf through its pages is to reason with the people, it is to become inebriated by the scents, saturated with the flavors, enchanted by the landscapes.Book Now
Tuscany is located in central Italy and the center of Tuscany, between Florence, Siena and Arezzo is the Chianti. A series of hills, villages where time stands still, fortresses, churches and country houses: a wonderful nature and historical places but also fantastic and tasty food products that have made this region famous worldwide .Book Now
Art cities like Florence have mysterious and magical places, often far from the most famous and famous destinations. This itinerary will allow you to get to know a different, but an amazing Florence made of smaller churches, often with works of art by artists like Giotto or Botticelli. Palaces that have made history and underground places that tell a past made of wars, plots and betrayals. This tour will show you all this... NOT to miss!Book Now
Have you ever heard of the Gardens of the Parnaso of Florence? It is a beautiful park that occupies the highest part of the Garden of Horticulture. You will reach through a gate located in Via Trento: past the gate you will find yourself in an almost fairytale garden, famous for the presence of a unique sculpture in the shape of a snake. In fact, many people know this garden as "Dragon Gardens" and it is easy to understand why: for some the sculpture would portray not a snake but a dragon, hence the peculiar nickname. Or... If you don't know the Bobolino Garden yet, you absolutely have to fix it! Walking along Avenue Niccolò Machiavelli, after crossing Porta Romana, head on a picturesque path that will lead you to an oasis of peace and tranquility. We arrived at the Bobolino Garden, which is inspired by the largest and most well-known Boboli Garden, located a short distance away. The Bobolino Garden, built on a sloping ground, is characterized by the presence of grassy slopes, flower beds, benches, fountains, scenic staircases, artificial caves, all in line with the taste of the era of realization. A beautiful Incense Cedar dominates the park, imposing and austere. This Tour permits to dicover the most beautiful gardens of Florence.Book Now
There are many castles and fortresses around Florence, many of them to protect the Renaissance city. The history of these places is often linked to the names of illustrious noble families and one of them are definitely by Conti Guicciardini of the Castle of Poppiano. This tour will take you to the countryside above Florence in the lesser known part of the Florentine hills that look at the Valle d'Elsa, countries like San Quirico in the Hill and Montes.... famous for its famous wine festival held in September.Book Now
BARBERINO VAL D’ELSA Crossroads on the border between Chianti and Val d’Elsa, is a medieval village from the “spindle shape characteristic”, the structure that is found in all the villages of the Val d’Elsa with the main road linking the port and the Roman Senese Fiorentina. production land of Chianti Classico DOCG Barberino, has a history with a glorious past because it served as a Florentine outpost, since 1054.Book Now
The Province of Prato and the city itself have a textile culture that dates back to the Middle Ages, which over the centuries has developed into a rich industry that still gives life to the local economy. In the city there are examples of industrial archaeology structures that have become cultural centers and museums. Some examples can be: The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Textile Museum. Prato is also something else, famous for some gastronomic excellences such as Mortadella di Prato, Zuccherini di Vernio, but especially for the Biscotti di Prato, famous throughout the world... and delicious dipped in Vin Santo. This tour will show you how the excellence and craftsmanship of the past can develop into a modern and avant-garde city.Book Now
Strolling through the historical center, you are struck by the Duomo or Cathedral of Santo Stefano: "I look out the window, and leaning a little to the side, I see the marble front of the Duomo, with white and green stripes, the Pergamo by Michelozzo and Donatello, hanging like a nest at the corner of the facade, and the beautiful bell tower that served as a model for Giotto's bell tower". This is how Curzio Malaparte describes with a splendid glance the Cathedral of Prato, succeeding in catching the most interesting elements: the façade, the alberese-serpentino dichromate, the external pulpit and the bell tower, and the wide use of that green marble of Prato, the typical stone of Monte Ferrato, used in the great Romanesque and Gothic buildings of the Middle Ages. Another work that reflects the historical splendor of Prato is the Emperor's Castle, the only Swabian architecture in Central and Northern Italy. The history of Prato is also very much linked to the Medici family and to Florence, Lorenzo the Magnificent had the Villa of Poggio a Caiano built in 1480, by the trusted architect Giuliano da Sangallo and it will become an example for the future in the construction of elegant country villas. The itinerary takes you to discover the major historical sites of a city always in evolution. Une autre œuvre qui reflète la splendeur historique de Prato est le château de l’empereur, la seule architecture souabe dans le centre et le nord de l’Italie. L’histoire de Prato est également très liée à la famille Médicis et à Florence, Lorenzo le Magnifique a fait construire la Villa de Poggio un Caiano en 1480, par l’architecte de confiance Giuliano da Sangallo et il deviendra un exemple pour l’avenir dans la construction d’élégantes villas de campagne. Así describe Curzio Malaparte con una espléndida mirada la Catedral de Prato, logrando captar los elementos más interesantes: la fachada, el dicromato alberese-serpentino, el púlpito externo y el campanario, y el amplio uso de ese mármol verde de Prato, la piedra típica del Monte Ferrato, utilizado en los grandes edificios románicos y góticos de la Edad Media.Book Now
Visiting the workshops of Florence is like entering a world of traditions that distinguish a secular city, unique in its kind, home to illustrious characters from Dante Alighieri to Petrarca, from Giotto to Leonardo da Vinci, from Machiavelli to Lorenzo Il Magnifico..... None of them was noble or knighted, but simple villagers who made Florence great, with the work of hands and minds, with the spasmodic search for perfection and the essence of beauty. Even today there is in Florence prestigious workshops that have always given fame and prestige to the city,Book Now
Had a great time on our Vespa. We went about 80 KM and still had 15% battery when we got back. The Vespa maxes out at about 45KMH on eco mode so be aware cars will be passing you if you are on the back roads like we were. If you put it in power mode it does get up to 65, but will drain the battery quicker. I would highly recommend and do it again.
We rented the e-vespa for a day and it was one of our favorite activities in Florence. The tour they put together was really fun. The vespa worked great too without any issues.
Esperienza del tutto unica, fortunatamente per me anche a due passi dall hotel, personale molto gentile ed educato, anche nel spiegarti e consigliarti che tipo di itinerario poteva piacermi a secondo le mie esigenze.
Mezza giornata in giro per Firenze e fuori porta a visitare posti che magari a piedi ci stavi giorni. Ad un prezzo ragionevole. Non ho avuto bisogno neanche di fare ricarica, ho camminato in modalità Eco,poi le ultime ore in Modalità power. Bellissima esperienza!
Abbiamo noleggiato una vespa elettrica per trascorrere una giornata diversa a Firenze. È stato bellissimo poter girellare comodamente per le vie del centro parcheggiando proprio di fronte alle nostre mete preferite.
Firenze vissuta così è tutta un'altra cosa!! Niente traffico, giri lunghi o problemi di parcheggio. Fantastico. Ci siamo divertiti molto e consiglio a tutti di vivere una Firenze così a portata di mano grazie ad E-Dway!
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