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Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Sunset Tuscan Villa and Aperitivo

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Firenze, Italy

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Make like a true Tuscan with an Italian ‘aperitivo’— drinks and snacks before dinner — and a self-drive journey in a vintage Fiat 500 on this 3-hour sunset tour from Florence. Hop inside a 1960s Fiat and drive in convoy through the enchanting Tuscan landscapes of rolling hills and cypress groves. Arrive at a beautiful villa and enjoy a spritzer cocktail and local snacks beside the swimming pool. Finish with Tuscany’s emblematic wine — some delicious Chianti. A return bus or car transfer lets you enjoy the wine without worrying about driving.
  • 3-hour self-drive Tuscany aperitivo sunset tour by Fiat 500
  • Drive a vintage Fiat through beautiful Tuscany in a guide-led convoy
  • Visit a quintessentially Tuscan villa nestled in rolling hills
  • Relax by the villa pool with a classic Italian aperitivo
  • Savor a spritzer cocktail and snacks such as Tuscan cheeses and cold cuts
  • Raise a glass or two of Chianti wine
  • Relax with an included return transfer to Florence
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Guide
Safety briefing
Use of a Vintage Fiat 500
Aperitivo spritz cocktail and light snacks
Chianti wine
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Via Gherardo Silvani, 149, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Time

5:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to the tour start point in central Florence. Greet your guide and listen to a safety briefing and background facts about your vintage Fiat 500.

Often known by their Cinquecento brand name, these famous 4-seater cars took the motoring world by storm in the 1950s, and the early models are among Italy’s most beloved retro cars. The cars have manual gears, so if you’re the nominated driver, you’ll need to know how to use them.

After getting driving instructions, hop inside your Fiat and drive in convoy behind your guide.

Head into the Tuscan countryside as the sun sets — the time when the region’s rolling landscapes look especially magical.

Cruise the tranquil roads and trace a section of the Mille Miglia, the legendary 20th-century round-trip automobile race between Brescia and Rome.

Wind by vineyards and orchards, and stop to snap photos of the classic Tuscan scenery of farmhouse-topped hills and cypress-lined lanes.

Arrive at a 15th-century Renaissance villa surrounded by picturesque gardens. Hop out of your Fiat and stroll to the outdoor swimming pool and terrace.

Admire the gorgeous setting as you savor an Italian aperitivo pre-dinner drink and snack. Enjoy a spritzer cocktail and delicious Tuscan snacks such as cheese, bruschetta (toasted bread topped with tomato and basil) and cold cuts.

Finish with a glass or two of Chianti and hear how this quintessentially Tuscan wine is produced, bottled and aged. Feel free to partake — the driving part of your tour is over.

Return to Florence by car or bus with an experienced driver at the wheel. Your tour concludes at the original start point.
Itinerary
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500 Touring Club
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Previous experience using manual gears essential, should you be the nominated driver in your group. Your guide reserves the right, at his or her discretion, to terminate the participation of any driver who is unable to control the car safely.
  • Children aged 12 and under are free of charge. Valid ID is required
  • Minimum age is 18 years to drive. You must bring your driver's license
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY 500 Touring Club Concepts

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Sunset Tuscan Villa and Aperitivo?
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This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

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  • "Note: Make sure you are competent at driving a standard transmission because a vintage Fiat 500 has a double-clutch system." See review

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This is such a fun way to see the...
Sara
, Jul 2018
This is such a fun way to see the countryside if you only have limited time in Florence. Nico is the most patient human being in the world, and he does a great job teaching you the intricacies of the double-clutch system. I really loved seeing how beautiful golden hour was as we cruised through the hills surrounding Florence. We stopped several times to check out the views and take pictures. Nico got some great pictures of us together! The tour ended with us watching the sunset while drinking delicious wine and snacking on tasty prosciutto. You will even be back in time for dinner. Note: Make sure you are competent at driving a standard transmission because a vintage Fiat 500 has a double-clutch system.
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We are very disappointed for two...
Petra Z
, Apr 2018
We are very disappointed for two major reasons : The tour was supposed to end in an ancient Renaissance villa with a gorgeous garden But the wine and appetizers were served at a drive by Shop at the main road - no Running tap water In the WC room available . The tour was supposed to be relaxing also for the driver as a transfer back to the original place was Promised by Viators Website - but it was not provided not even on request . The guides were nice and the car ride was ok. But we feel seriously betrayed by the organization of Viator. The local guides had no idea of the promised things I b the website.
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I've driven just about every classic...
Edwin B
, Oct 2017
I've driven just about every classic manual vehicle that I can bribe, beg or to get into the seat, but this little guy was way too much fun zipping around some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable! Already good at double clutch skills since I restored a 66 Series IIA Land Rover with just about the same whopping horsepower 80...so I could sneak a few more peeks out the window instead of concentrating on not stalling the car or trashing the gearbox. Mattia was my guide and newest best friend...no kidding! We had some unavoidable program changes, but he improvised like a true professional and I think we created a new tour that deserves more than 5 stars : Thanks, Mattia!!! Do this tour just for the sake of putting a huge smile on your face and the accomplishment of doing maybe something out of your comfort zone that will remain etched in your memory forever. The photos speak for themselves.
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A great experience! It was a...
Alona C
, May 2017
A great experience! It was a highlight of our vacation. Taking the bus from the train station was very simple. Nico was extremely welcoming, friendly, and engaging. His explanation on how to drive the Fiat was easy to follow. Once we got onto the road, we were able to follow his directions and enjoy the car and the scenery. AMAZING olive groves, vines, cute towns and views. His knowledge about the area and farming was evident. He takes great pride in his part of the world. There was ample driving time and beautiful views. The garden and pool at the villa is a magical setting for aperitivo consisting of locals cheeses, salami and bruschetta, Nico treated us to his own home made prosciutto which he aged for 24 months, bread and Tuscany olive oil. We tasted a 2015 Sangiovese and a 2014 Super Tuscan wine. All of the foods and drink were explained to us by Nico. At the end of the evening, Nico presented us with a bottle of prosecco! We drove the Fiats back to the entrance of the estate in time for us to catch the last bus back to Florence. Nico insisted on walking us to the stop, treated us to a beer at the bar across the street from the bus stop and waiting until we were on the bus safely. Again, this was an amazing way to see the countryside. Visit Nico and you'll see for yourself.
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We had a truly magical tour on 14...
Edward N
, Apr 2017
We had a truly magical tour on 14 April. The weather was perfect for a drive in the Tuscan countryside. The guide was excellent at showing us how to use the car and explaining everything we could want to know about the wine, cheese and bread that we ate at the end. I had also picked this tour as the perfect moment to propose to my girlfriend and, even with wanting everything to be perfect for that, this tour exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended!
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This was one of the highlights of a...
Nicola M
, Dec 2016
This was one of the highlights of a two week trip all around Italy. The cars were really cool, great experience driving around the beautiful countryside where the guide allowed us to stop to take photos of the incredible views in Chianti, and then it ended with some incredible wine. book it!
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this was by far my favorite tour...
doncalvi
, Aug 2016
this was by far my favorite tour that i did in my 3.5 week tour all over europe. Nicco was my tour guide and he made sure i did the safety course and knew exactly how to drive those vintage toys. just because you know how to drive stick shift doesnt mean youll be able to drive these bad boys. these guys need that extra love and care while driving. driving 60-70 km all through tuscany wineries and small towns was amazing. we stopped in this small town to try authentic italian food. and let me tell you it was not your pasta nor your cheese platter. he made sure i didnt leave without having ribollita alla fiorentina and peposo all'imprunetana. also got to try several wines. Nicco made it as fun as possible and all he cares about is to make sure that YOU are having the time of your life and nothing else. nicco thank you for your time and i cant wait to go back with more friends and drive all of those amazing vintage 500 fiats all over town.
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BEST TOUR EVER!!! This was literally...
Jerika
, May 2016
BEST TOUR EVER!!! This was literally the best experience we had in Italy, period. We went on the sunset drive and pretty much got a private tour with two great guides leading us through the countryside! My husband was the driver and had a blast driving the car, I had a blast enjoying the gorgeousness that surrounded us taking pictures and video to not forget this experience. We went to the cutest restaurant with spectacular views and enjoyed laughing and talking with the amazing people who run the tour and the restaurant. We had appetizers, more like dinner, there was so much food and wine it was AMAZING. Thank you the family of restaurant owners and especially for the tour guides/owners for giving us memories that will last a lifetime! Will definitely do this tour again next time we are in Tuscany... we will be back someday!!!
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An absolute blast! Our tour guide...
Craig W
, Jun 2015
An absolute blast! Our tour guide was sweet and funny and very helpful. Brush up on your double clutching skills before you leave home. But even if double clutching isn't something you have done before, they will patiently teach you. The view was amazing! The time spent at the end enjoying the sunset at the Villa sipping on Spritz and wine was dreamy. It was the family favorite activity on our two week tour of Europe. Highly recommend.
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