Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine

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From $114.86

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See Italy from behind the wheel of a retro Fiat 500 on this half-day tour through Tuscany. Take a spin around the countryside, enjoying panoramic views of Florence and a stop at the Church of San Miniato al Monte. Your guide will lead the way to a private terrace, where you’ll enjoy a delicious Tuscan lunch before cruising back to your original departure point in Florence.
  • Follow your expert guide and drive into the Tuscan hills
  • Visit the Church of San Miniato al Monte, and enjoy the views over Florence
  • Stop for photo opportunities and to change drivers if you wish
  • Enjoy a meal in Tuscany before returning to Florence

What's Included

  • Vintage Fiat 500 tour
  • Professional guide
  • Two way radio to stay in contact with the guide
  • Meal
  • Third party insurance, driver insurance, fuel, taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Infant car seats

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza dei Cavalleggeri
    Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    Meeting point is in front of Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library) in Piazza dei Cavalleggeri. Look for your guide holding a Walkabout sign.

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Fiat 500s were first introduced in Italy in the 1950s and quickly won the hearts of Italians for their stylish looks and affordable prices. Nowadays, vintage models are harder to come by, but you’ll have the rare chance to ride a 1960s model on your tour.

Join up with your guide in central Florence and head to the garage where your retro car will be waiting for you. A safety overview will be provided as well as a test run with car’s manual gears to ensure you’re comfortable before hitting the road.

Then, you're off! Your guide will keep in constant radio contact ahead as you follow through the city streets and up into the hills of Tuscany. Stop to see the beautiful Romanesque design of the Church of San Miniato al Monte, noted by many as the country’s most beautiful church, and soak up the surrounding views of Florence below.

Hop back in your Fiat and journey deeper into Tuscany, pausing for photos and passing through charming hillside towns. Your guide will lead the way to a private terrace, where you and your group will enjoy a traditional Tuscan meal, complete with regional specialties such as crostini and cured salami. After your stomach and taste buds have been sated, you will drive back to your original departure point in Florence.

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale

Meeting point

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazza Michelangelo is on a hill on the south bank of the Arno River, just east of the center of Florence, and offers a stunning view of the city.

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A valid driver license is required, bring the original with you! A copy or a photo is not accepted
  • Minimum driving age: 18 years
  • Previous experience using manual gears is essential. 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.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. Please note: this tour is unable to accommodate Vegans food requests
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

That's maybe something worth considering changing, I think some roads were not that suitable for scooters and to split up cars and scooters, with each group having a guide of their own, may also be a bit safer.
The tour guide is very friendly, he speak Spanish, English and German very well, very recommended.
These are cars from the 60s and 70s, you need to know how to use a clutch.
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Fiat 500 fun in Florence
Elizabeth_F, Mar 2023
Our group was one Fiat ( us) and about 15 vespas. The 2 leaders split us in to 2 groups based on speed/experience in the Vespa. The leaders each drove a Fiat, and we drove right behind them with all the Vespas behind us. Stefano was a great leader, stopping to tell us about vineyards, olive trees, a church, and lots of great views for photos. We then stopped for a family style lunch, and got to know all the other visitors. Wonderful day, highly recommend. I am glad we chose the Fiat over the Vespa as they were easy to drive ( if you are comfortable wirh stick shift), comfortable on a cold day, and super cute!
A great way to spend the day
Rebecca_I, Dec 2022
Alexander & Stephan were delightful, patient, & entertaining. Perfect way to spend the day. Food was ok, not great. Wine very good, setting for lunch amazing.
Driving Through Tuscany.
Marguerite_V, Nov 2022
This is a must do! So fun! You can not go to Florence and skip this tour! we had so many laughs. Even on a rainy day.
It was an amazing...
Aramis_R, Oct 2022
It was an amazing experience to drive through Tuscany in a classic fiat. The tour guide were very knowledgeable of the area and made us feel like family.
Excellent tour, highly recommended!
rachelinbar, Oct 2022
This tour was just so fun, start-to-finish. We met great people, the guide was friendly, knowledgeable and had a sense of humor. There was really nothing to improve, it was a fabulous tour! (And I started out as a semi-reluctant passenger!)
Our little Italian job!
Ashley_H, Oct 2022
What a way to spend a few hours! Fabulous little fiat 500s, the tuscan countryside and a wonderful lunch too. Thankyou- this has been lovely and one we'll remember.
Highlight of our Visit to Florence!
k_a, Oct 2022
The highlight of our trip to Florence was this getaway in a Fiat 500 into the countryside. Away from the crowds and museums, we were able to really enjoy the beauty of the area and yet still learn more about the history, the wine and the people of the region. Walkabout Tours has it together. It is a smooth operation and you feel well taken care of every step of the way. Listen to their suggestions - they know what they are doing. After an orientation on the car, we drove through the hills stopping along the way at vantage points and even at a thousand year old church. Stephan gave us all the info we needed for a great tour. He took care of us and kept us entertained. We had a delightful lunch on top of a hill overlooking an orchard and vineyard. Then another exciting drive through small towns, narrow streets and fascinating countryside back to Florence. There is a lot that goes on before you get behind the wheel - walking to a van, a drive through the suburbs in the van to the warehouse with the cars and vespas, and information on how to drive these pre-automatic cars. But don't worry, you get plenty of time driving! Relax and trust you will have a wonderful time!
The one tour to do!
Marci, Oct 2022
Great true driving experience on hilly public roads !! Guide Robert was knowledgeable and fun! Lunch was homemade with a beautiful view. I would have done this again if I had not scheduled this for my last day. A vivid memorable day. If you only do one tour do this one and ask for Robert.
Fun times
Howard_P, Oct 2022
Fun time touring in a vintage car with all the quirks of a Fiat 500 in the country side of Firenzia!
Great fun
Ann_M, Sep 2022
It was awesome to drive an old Fiat 500. The guides were informative and fun. Beautiful driving through the Tuscan countryside. Thank you.
Great adventure
LaShanda_M, Sep 2022
Awesome experience and the guides had so much patience! It started to rain but the tour continued and we really enjoyed it. Really cool experience and I will remember it forever!
Favorite activity of our vacation!
Lisa_V, Aug 2022
This tour blew us away. The cars are adorable and interesting for car geeks. The route was like something out of a fairytale— picture perfect! The guides were fun and helpful. We did many tours and this was by far our favorite! Love love love!!
Great time, Gabriel the...
Peter_E, Aug 2022
Great time, Gabriel the guide was very informative and we had a interesting your of the Tuscan hills with livery views!
Great experience with...
Shashank_B, Aug 2022
Great experience with great guide Gabriel. He was very good in explaining every bit about the car and throughout the trip.
La dolce vita in Tuscany
Moulay_L, Aug 2022
Great experience. Driving Fiat 500 vintage in the country side is just magical. La dolce vita. Gabriele was a super guide
Once in a lifetime experience
Christina_H, Jul 2022
Hands down one of the highlights of our trip. Who can say they have drove a vintage Fiat via through Tuscany. I could not recommend this tour more. My daughter and I had such a blast. You will try through small Tuscan towns with amazing views. We also made some great friends along the way. Our host was awesome and provided a great history lesson. Don't hesitate, book now.
Great way to see the area!
Alex_V, Jul 2022
Absolutely brilliant tour with such friendly guides! Great views of the tuscan hills, and so much fun being out in the fiat 500! Lunch was in an amazing spot!
The Fiat tour, a beautiful lifetime memory
Tanya_H, Jul 2022
My daughter and I did the Fiat tour and it was probably our most fun event of our entire trip to the Tuscany area. The gentlemen at the Fiat and Vespa garage were really passionate about their job and took great care of us. Driving the Fiat through the narrow winding roads of the Chianti region was just so exhilarating. Our group first met up in the location in front of the Biblioteca Nazionale and then driven by van to the Fiat garage. You are given a history of the Fiat 500's and a quick driving instruction and then you are off to tour the countryside with a few stops. You must be able to drive a manual transmission, but the Fiats also do not have power steering. As the driver, I did not find that part to be a problem. On the tour, the most beautiful stop being the area for our delicious meal and wine tasting. The views all over this countryside are just unbelievable. If you are in the Florence area for a visit, we definitely recommend this trip!
Nigel_B, Jul 2022
Great experience driving through the Tuscan hills. We were together the Vespa riders but that's not an issue. I think if your uncomfortable with the Fiat, they might allow you to swith to the Vespa or vice-versa.
A Must Do Experience
Kayla_H, Jun 2022
The Fiat Tour was our favorite part of our entire trip! Gio led a perfect tour for us and was very helpful. We loved the drive through the countryside and were able to stop at several places to learn about Tuscany. Our lunch was phenomenal with the most amazing views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside. This is a must do experience!