Landscape Tours

Vespa tour Florence and Tuscany

Florence is a welcoming city, whose historic center represents a jewel of rare beauty. However, not many people know that really the suggestive hidden places are tucked behind the gates of the ancient buildings. These are the gardens, courtyards and parks of the stately villas, open to the public but hardly trodden down by mass tourism.

With a just a bit of curiosity and spirit of adventure it will be possible to discover beautiful monumental gardens but also all the unusual corners and views of Florence.

Just like age-old treasure chests, all the beauties of Florence will open to you thanks to our unique Landscape Vespa Tours.

 

Thanks to the handy and safe steering of the Vespa it will be possible to wander the streets of the historic center, admiring the ancient city and its monuments riding an Italian classic. The whole city will be fully accessible thanks to your rental Vespa.

 

The historic center, in fact, is generally forbidden for most vehicles, but not for you, as your electric Vespa will be able to move freely, quickly reaching the places of interest with an emphasis on fun.

 

You will move through places where history has left its indelible tracks, paying visits to palaces once inhabited by powerful families and private gardens of immeasurable beauty. All fully accessible thanks to your rental Vespa.

Chianti Valley

Located between the provinces of Florence and Siena, the Chianti valley has always been considered the heart of old Tuscany and is famous all over the world for its renowned wines.

Located between the provinces of Florence and Siena, the Chianti valley has always been considered the heart of old Tuscany and is famous all over the world for its renowned wines. An eventful history and a winemaking tradition dating back to the 13th century have made this area the ideal place for those wishing to undertake fantastic journeys among vineyards, hills and characteristic villages. In every small town it is possible to come across cellars, castles or simple farms, whose name is placed next to the famous brand of the Black Rooster, symbol of Chianti of excellence. The valley offers views of great charm: hills covered with vines, magnificent woods of chestnut trees, oaks and holm oaks and suggestive medieval villages rich in artistic testimonies such as Greve in Chianti, with its ancient triangular square bordered by palaces, arcades and loggias. Another characteristic center is Radda in Chianti which within the original walls includes the ancient village with the Palazzo del Podestà and the old castle, while in the surrounding area it houses two wonderful Romanesque churches. Castellina in Chianti is also worth a visit, with its characteristic central square crossed by the medieval Via delle Volte and Gaiole in Chianti, surrounded by castles of historical value such as that of Fonterutoli and that of San Leonino. There are still many surprises that this wonderful valley reserves, dominated by ancient traditions, gastronomic specialties and a deep love for its product of excellence: Chianti wine, known and appreciated even beyond national borders.

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Secret Gardens

Green spaces hidden between palaces and streets created by famous architects to enhance the Nature and Beauty of Florence

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.

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Discovering Medici's Villas...

The Renaissance Architecture of the Medici Villas and the Power of a Great Family!

Crossing the Florentine plain about 18 kilometers from Florence in the direction of Pistoia you find the Villa Medicea di Poggio in Caiano. Like the Villa La Petraia, poggio in Caiano, it is part of the Museum of Tuscany. at Villa Medicea di Poggio in Caiano, also known as Amber, it is one of the most beautiful Medici residences in Tuscany. The architectural masterpiece of Giuliano da Sangallo was wanted by Lorenzo de' Medici and his heirs and was built between about 1445 and 1520, to be the summer residence of the noble Florentine family. It was later the country residence of the Medici, Lorraine, Savoy and then passed to the state in 1914 and now houses two museums: one dedicated to historic apartments and the Museum of Still Life. Continuing towards Carmignano about 5 kilometers from the Villa di Poggio in Caiano and about 20 kilometers from Florence you reach the Villa di Artimino. Open on the hills and vineyards of Montalbano, in a dominant position on the hill that had already housed a sacred area at the time of the Etruscans, Villa Medicea "La Ferdinanda" was built in 1596 at the behest of Grand Duke Ferdinand I de 'Medici, designed by Bernando Buontalenti.

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Driving in the Tuscan Countryside

The magic and the smell of the hills and vineyards, few steps away from the City of Florence!

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 .

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Outdoor Trip ..... The City of Fiesole and...

The mother of Florence, the Roman colony from where the city of Florentia was born

Coming from the Centre of Florence you have to walk the Avenues of Florence and pass by Piazza della Liberty, continuing to Viale dei Mille coming up to Via San Domenico , from here you start to have the feeling of riding a gentle slope... its historic villas, private parks and the woods surrounding this small but rich city and you suddenly find yourself in another world. The great attraction of the Fiesole is its monuments and vestiges of the ancient past. From an Etruscan city to a Roman colony and it is from this settlement that the illustrious city of Florentia seems to have originated and from here Fiesole is "mother" of Florence. Gentle villas erected on the hill of Fiesole, medieval buildings, the beautiful Roman amphitheater and the many museums, allow you to discover the importance of this city over the centuries for the whole Florentine territory.

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Wild Tuscany

The Wonders of Casentino Land

Imagine endless woods, chestnut trees, the scent of undergrowth, heremes and castles... All this is the Casentino and also much more! A land that has imprinted in its landscapes a wild nature where The Man has never managed to dominate it!

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