Discover Tuscany riding a Vespa

Located between Florence and Siena, the Chianti Valley with its rich history and wine traditions has always been considered the heart of old Tuscany. There’s no better way to discover Chianti than on an authentic Italian Vespa. This is a really special experience that you should not miss.

Try to imagine how it would be to spend a day like the in the old Italian movies: having fun riding a Vespa along the scenic and peaceful roads on the Tuscan hills.

An alternative way to admire the sights of Chianti, wrapped in the perfumes of the Tuscan countryside and the sound of the working farms.

During your trip you’ll cross vineyards, timeless villages like San Gimignano and Montepulciano and you’ll be treated to endless amazing sights across the hills of Tuscany.

If you want to share this fun activity with a group, there are many agencies that organize this fantastic experience!
Prices from € 85 per person website

After your Vespa tour, it’s time to relax in the amazing Tuscany countryside. If you want to live an authentic Tuscan experience stay at “Villa il Poggiale”- San Casciano in Val di Pesa- near Florence.

The atmosphere you will find at the villa is intimate, similar to that you would find in an old friend’s family home. The rooms are furnished with canopy beds and decorated in natural colours with frescoed ceilings.

The villa offers a stay in the Tuscan countryside with all of the many modern comforts we’ve all come to expect: free Wi-Fi access, a large panoramic swimming pool during the summer months and a spa center with sauna and beauty treatments and a restaurant offering Tuscan dishes made with fresh, quality ingredients.

Best time to visit Tuscany hills

The climate in Tuscany is generally mild . Tuscany’s best travel months (which are also its busiest and most expensive) are April, May, June, September, and October. These months combine the convenience of peak season with pleasant weather.

Chianti Hotels – Where to Stay

Best luxury hotel: Agriturismo Mormoraia, San Gimignano

A real Tuscan experience

Located in the Tuscan countryside 4 km from San Gimignano, the Mormoraia features an outdoor pool with hot tub, a sauna, and a Turkish bath. The property produces its own extra virgin olive oil and wine, and tasting sessions can be arranged. During the day you can order light lunches, drinks and snacks. The on-site restaurant is open for dinner and serves traditional Tuscan cuisine, accompanied by the Mormoraia’s own wines. In summer, dinner can also be enjoyed on the terrace with panoramic views of San Gimignano.

Rooms from €200/night

Best mid-range hotel: Hotel Casolare le Terre Rosse 3*, San Gimignano

A good base to explore Tuscany

Just 5 km from San Gimignano, Le Terre Rosse is close to the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrim route to Rome. This charming hotel and restaurant is surrounded by a large green park with outdoor pool. Breakfast is a varied buffet served in the Casolare’s café, or out on the verandah in fine weather. The restaurant serves traditional Tuscan cuisine with a selection of local wines.

Rooms from €99/night

Best budget hotel: La Pievina, Montepulciano

A perfect place to relax and admire nature

La Pievina is a family-run farmhouse with swimming pool in the Tuscan countryside, 3 km outside Montepulciano. Set in 25 acres of private farmland, it has panoramic views of the surrounding hills and vineyards. Breakfast is served each morning and includes homemade specialities.La Pievina breeds cattle as well as producing its own fruit, vegetables and olive oil.

Rooms from €75/night

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