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.
An electric Vespa experience in the Chianti hills not to be missed. An alternative itinerary in Chianti with a tasty packed lunch to be consumed during your Tour in Chianti. The first stop is the Pasticceria Buonamici; family-run, from generation to generation they have passed on the experience and passion of an activity that fills its customers with joy. In this stop you will find your basket full of goodies for your journey and your adventure. Then you will move to the second destination: the Verrazzano Castle. The ancient cellars of the Castle date back to the sixteenth century where the aging takes place in Slavonian oak barrels placed along the corridors, protected from temperature changes. Oak casks are also used. Visiting the cellar, surrounded by the aromas of the precious oak barrels, you will get to the heart of the Castle, where are kept the selections of the best vintages since 1924. The third stop will be the unmissable Greve in Chianti. A beautiful medieval town which is located among the hills, it is one of the largest and most important towns of this territory and it is also famous for the excellent wine produced by the wineries located within the municipal territory. The last stop will be Montefioralle, a small center just above Greve in Chianti. Among stone alleys, overlooked by characteristic houses that climb up to the village, you will discover a jewel of rare beauty and you will be enchanted by views never seen before.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.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
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