A "Dolce Vita" style tour with a vintage iconic car to enjoy a unique driving and tasting experience in a Renaissance Villa
Amazing drive through the hills
Chianti wine tasting heaven
We begin with an introduction to the vintage Fiat 500, how to handle and how to drive them plus a little bit of history, and then head for the hills ! We head into the Chianti wine region, lined with vineyards, farmhouses and cypress trees, with amazing panoramas with monasteries, olive groves and grapevines, and your guide will entertain you with history and local knowledge during the stops. For a part of our journey we take some of the route of the famous ‘Mille Miglia’ car rally. The gently curving roads are a joy to drive and each moment is like driving through a slideshow of postcards.
After several panoramic stops in which we will have a chance at enjoying the best views of the area and also take a good look at the Florence panorama from atop, we enter the grounds of a stunning Renaissance Villa. The Villa produces its own award-winning red and white wine, and the most amazing and savory Tuscan olive oil. On to the wine tasting: we stroll through the Italian formal garden and then venture down into the 13 hundreds cellars to learn about wine production and taste some of the finest chianti wines, including a light lunch of bruschetta, tuscan cut meats, cheeses and seasonal tuscan specialties. Our tour ends at the villa, and there’s no more driving after that, so you can relax and enjoy the wine!
Per vehicle: minimum 2 and maximum 3 adults OR 2 adults with 2 children from 3 to 12 years old. Not available for children under 3 years old.
To drive one of our vintage cars you MUST be a manual car driver (regularly, as in every day, not occasionally, and not at some point in the distant past). You MUST have a valid license to drive in Italy. This is a license from Europe. USA, or a license written in the Roman alphabet (not in a language using other characters. es. Chinese) accompanied by your passport. If you don’t have one you will need an INTERNATIONAL LICENSE, which is essentially a translation easily obtained from your driving authority. You MUST have a Credit card. This is for the insurance documents. As a driver you have dedicated insurance cover included in the price. You MUST have held your license for 1 year to drive any of the cars. All our routes are very carefully researched to enjoy quiet roads once we are out of town, whilst avoiding some of the busy major roads and complicated junctions.
This Tour Includes: Vintage Fiat 500 rental, English professional guide throughout the tour, professional wine tasting and typical food tasting (light lunch). Insurance of the driver and transported, gasoline, taxes.