With its rolling hills, vineyards, and medieval towns, this region in Italy offers a fascinating experience in the embodiment of Italian culture, and what better way to take it all in than a classic Italian Vespa tour in Tuscany? The perfect way to explore the beloved Italian region, all while looking the part.

Many of us visiting Tuscany think of it as an idyllic place, known for its wines, and Renaissance art. While a majority of tourists flock to more popular cities like Florence and Sienna, Lucca is truly an underrated gem. The city is vibrant yet more tranquil than some of the other destinations in the region. While planning your Tuscan getaway Lucca Apartments and Villas is here to offer comfort and elegance, making it an ideal base to explore Tuscany on a Vespa.

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Zipping Around: Vespa Tours in Tuscany

Embracing the spirit of Tuscany on a Vespa offers an undeniable adventure. Tuscany Vespa tours are not just a mode of transportation while visiting the area, but rather a way to experience the region’s heart. Imagine, winding through cypress-lined roads, ancient villages, and lush vineyards all on the back of a Vespa bike.

A Vespa tour in Tuscany offers a unique opportunity to see Lucca and the surrounding provinces in Tuscany from a different perspective. You are not just sitting on a bus, going from stop to stop, but rather actively participating in the journey. Many popular tours on the iconic Italian scooter include stops in smaller villages, markets, cafés, restaurants and wineries.

Planning your Vespa tour through Tuscany is highly dependent on the weather. Make sure to check forecasts beforehand, as you would not want it to be too cold or rainy while on the back of a scooter. The best times to go in our opinion are the spring and early autumn. The summer months can be too hot and humid to fully enjoy all of the must-see stops and the winter months can bring cloudy skies, rain and sometimes even frost. Spring also has the advantage of coinciding with many wine and food festivals in the region.

Why the Vespa Became a Symbol of Italy

Right after the Second World War, the Vespa scooter was designed to be an affordable means of transportation for Italians to navigate through the country’s narrow roads. As it is fairly easy to use and versatile, it quickly became popular among the young and old as a convenient and quick way to get around. Since then, it has become an iconic symbol of Italian style and culture. So what better way to enjoy Tuscany than on an Italian-made Vespa scooter?

Where to Rent a Vespa in Tuscany

Luckily, for those looking to participate in a wine or food tour in Tuscany or just looking to explore the breathtaking scenic landscapes of the region on a Vespa, there are many options for booking a tour. From the cobblestone streets of Lucca to the coastal roads near Viareggio, local vendors offer a range of Vespas suited for both new and experienced riders.

There are different options depending on what you are looking for. You can either rent a scooter on your own and wander through the towns and wineries or book an organised Vespa tour. If it is your first time in the area and riding a motorised bike, we recommend signing up for the guided tour. It is a great way to meet other travellers and ensures some safety precautions, especially to avoid getting lost. However, if you feel comfortable and confident, why not rent a Vespa and make your own specialised tour, visiting exactly the places that you want to go to and at your own pace? The choice is yours. 

.Renting a Vespa in Tuscany is straightforward, only requiring a valid driver’s licence and a sense of adventure!


Best Routes for Vespa Tours in Tuscany

If you are participating in a prearranged tour, then you do not need to bother with planning and researching your destinations and stops. However, if you decide to venture out on your own Vespa excursion through Lucca and Tuscany, here are some recommended itineraries to help you map out your route.

Starting from the Renaissance city of Lucca, you can make your way north towards the Serchio River valley, or head west, towards the Tyrrhenian coast, where the seaside towns of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi offer beautiful beaches and vistas.

A highly popular and picturesque route is through Chianti, a wine-rich area between Florence and Siena, that is renowned for its impressive wines. This region is full of charming little villages such as Greve, Castellina, and Radda. We recommend planning a stop at an estate, like Castello di Verrazzano or Antinori nel Chianti Classico. They both offer wine tastings and tours of their wine-making process.

For history buffs, near Lucca and Viareggio you can find historic villas like Villa Torrigiani and Villa Reale that offer guided tours and the history of the Italian nobility who occupied the homes.

During your trip, why not visit a local market and plan for a picnic? A variety of cured meats, Pecorino cheese, and crusty bread, paired with a bottle of local wine sounds like the perfect lunch break while on your Vespa tour.


Experience Driving a Vespa in Italy

Embarking on a Vespa tour in Tuscany is a great way to experience the region. You are able to zip in and out of many villages and towns, pop into wineries and stop along the beautiful valleys and hills while making your way throughout Tuscany. For those seeking to experience this one-of-a-kind trip, Lucca Apartments and Villas offers the perfect starting point.

With a variety of larger and more luxurious villas for bigger groups and families, farmhouse cottages for cosy stays to high-end penthouses and flats in the heart of the city, Lucca Apartments and Villas has the perfect residence for everyone.

Book your stay and experience the magic of driving a Vespa in Italy—a story you’ll cherish and retell forever.