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8 BEST Florence Vespa Tours Selected by a Local

Interested in living the quintessential Italian experience? Check out my selection of Florence Vespa tours to zip through the Tuscan countryside like a true local. 

If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to explore the stunning scenery and culture of Tuscany, a vespa tour is an excellent choice. Riding a Vespa allows you to experience the beauty of the region at a leisurely pace, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of this idyllic part of Italy. It’s a fantastic way of spending a day in Florence.

In this post, I’ve rounded up the 8 best Florence Vespa tours, including wine tours, private experiences, Vespa rental, and a very romantic sunset trip.

I’ve done the research to provide you with a comprehensive guide of the very best Vespa tours that can be booked in the city. Rest easy, there is a tour on this list suitable for both seasoned Vespa riders and first-timers.

Image of a small street with flowers and plants against yellow walls, a rustic entrance, and a blue Vespa standing in front of the door, inserted in a post about Florence Vespa Tours

👉 Why should you trust me? I’ve been traveling full-time for the last 6 years and I can say I’m pretty good at choosing the best activities. Plus, I was born and raised in Bologna, Italy, just a half hour by train from Florence, so I know a thing or two about the city 🙂

So, rev up your engine, and let’s explore the breathtaking beauty of Tuscany together!

I usually book my tours around the world with Viator and Get Your Guide. Both platforms offer high-quality experiences, and have a fantastic cancellation policy. If for any reason your travel plans change, you can cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. 

OUR PICK: The BEST Vespa Tour from Florence

This Vespa Tour in Florence, Tuscany offers a unique and exciting way to experience the beauty of Tuscany. Riding your own iconic Italian scooter, you’ll follow a local guide through the picturesque hills, taking in off-the-beaten-path sights like the Church of San Miniato al Monte and the views from Piazzale Michelangelo. 

Besides, the tour also includes a traditional Tuscan meal at a charming country estate, where you’ll savor local specialties like bruschetta, pasta, and a cheese and salami board. With a limit of only 15 travelers, you can expect personalized attention from your guide.

Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hill and Italian Cuisine

📝 This tour includes: Vespa and helmet rental, a guide, lunch, insurance, and a two way radio to keep in touch with your guide during the tour. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The Best Vespa Wine Tours from Florence

▶️ Led by an expert guide, you’ll travel out of the city and onto the scenic country roads of Chianti on this small-group Tuscany By Vespa Tour

During the 6-hour trip, you’ll visit two wineries for tastings of famous Chianti wines and fine olive oils, learning about the wine-making process and the history of the region. You’ll also stop at a castle for a traditional Tuscan meal, complete with local specialties, and get to see stunning views (which are wonderful photo ops!)

This tour offers a choice of a morning or afternoon departure and the option of a single or double-seater Vespa. It’s a small-group tour limited to 15 people.

Small-Group Tuscany By Vespa

📝 This scooter tour in Florence includes: Vespa and helmet rental, a guide, wine tastings, lunch, and a guided tour of a winery. ➥ BOOK IT HER

▶️ Ride a classic Italian moped and tick off several renowned locations of Tuscany on this Vespa Wine Tour in Florence. The full-day excursion takes you to magnificent attractions such as Fattoria Poggio Alloro, where you’ll visit an organic farm, and to the Medieval town of San Gimignano. 

You’ll enjoy a guided stroll, visiting the main sights and learning about the town’s history from your knowledgeable guide. Stop by a museum, sample homemade gelato, and enjoy free time to explore on your own before heading to Tenuta Torciano for a 3-course meal. 

Your lunch will be paired with nine different local wines, and some olive oil tastings. It’s the perfect combination of a guided tour and the freedom to wander at your own pace. 

Tuscany Vespa Wine Tour

📝 This tour includes: Vespa and helmet rental, a guide, lunch, wine tastings, and transportation. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Get ready to ride a classic Vespa scooter through winding hillside roads, past olive groves and vineyards with this  Florence Vespa Wine Tour in Chianti. One of the highlights of the tour is a stop at a local farm and winery, where you’ll indulge in a Tuscan lunch and a delicious Chianti wine tasting. 

You’ll also have the chance to explore the 13th-century medieval village of Monteriggioni, and opt to drive yourself or, if you’re not confident on the scooter, get a guide to drive for you. This full-day tour promises a memorable experience!

Vespa Tour in Chianti Small Group from Florence

📝 This tour includes: Transportation, a guide, lunch, wine tasting, and a scooter. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Explore Florence by Vespa – Classic Florence Vespa Tour

▶️ This Vintage Sidecar Tour is one of the best Vespa tours from Florence, as it offers a unique and very exciting way to explore the area. You’ll have the chance to visit hidden corners of the city, such as the Oltrarno district and Piazzale Michelangelo. You’ll have breakfast at a bar, tasting a variety of coffees, and enjoy stunning panoramic views of Florence.  

You can stop at any moment to take pictures or explore your surroundings as you make your way to a local winery, where you’ll take part in a delicious wine tasting and a guided tour. 

📝 This Vintage Vespa tour in Florence includes: A guide, a sidecar, insurance, fuel, breakfast, and wine tasting. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Private Tuscany Vespa Tour

Not eager to share the tour with other travelers? Check out this Private Vespa Tour, in which you’ll hop on a Vespa and ride through the breathtaking Chianti countryside with your personal guide. No need to fear the unknown, as you’ll start with a practice session before hitting the open roads. 

Explore the idyllic lanes, away from city traffic, and indulge in Tuscan wine at a local winery. This is the perfect excursion for groups of up to eight looking for a unique experience. The meeting point is in central Florence. 

Private Tuscany Vespa Tour

📝 This tour includes: Lunch, Vespa rental, private guide, and a winery visit. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Prefer to DIY? A Florence Vespa Rental

Rent a Vespa and get ready to explore the Tuscan countryside like a pro! Unlike typical scooter tours, you’ll have the freedom of cruising at your own pace and on your own terms.

Zip around downtown like a true Italian, or venture out into the Tuscan hills using the provided GPS. Feel the wind in your face as you venture to some of the most famous landmarks in the area, like Piazzale Michelangelo and Ponte Vecchio. 

Florence Vespa Rental

📝 This Florence Vespa hire includes: Vespa and helmet rental, a GPS, insurance, and windshield. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Sunset Vespa Tour from Florence

Vespa your way through the stunning Tuscan countryside with this Sunset Tour, the best possible time of day to be zipping past olive groves and vineyards! You’ll start the trip with a riding class so you’re confident on the scooter, and head to a local farmhouse for some wine and olive oil tastings. 

This 1.5-hour trip ends around sunset, allowing you to enjoy stunning views as you ride back to Florence just in time for dinner. You’ll also have the chance to buy local products at the farm, so make sure to have some extra cash on you. It’s one of the most romantic Tuscany Vespa tours!

Tuscany Sunset Vespa Tour

📝 This tour includes: Roundtrip transportation from Florence, wine and olive oil tastings, Vespa and helmet rental, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Florence Vespa Tours FAQs

What are the best vespa tours in Florence, Italy? 

In my opinion, these are the best Vespa tours in Tuscany, all of which start in Florence: 
Florence Vespa Tour
Tuscany By Vespa Tour
Vespa Wine Tour

Do I need a license to drive a Vespa in Italy?

International driving license is recommended if you’re from outside the EU, although you can ask the tour operator if it’s needed or not for the tour you choose. If you have a EU license, that’s enough. 

Can you ride a Vespa in Florence? 

You can (and should!) ride a Vespa in Florence for the ultimate Italian experience. I recommend doing it with a Vespa tour to ensure all equipment is provided and up to date, and the company of a guide to lead the way. 

Do you have to wear a helmet on a Vespa in Italy?

 It’s always recommended that you wear a helmet when driving a scooter (or even if you’re not the one driving!) Feeling the wind on your hair sounds very nice, but safety should come first. 

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.