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“Lovely tour of the Tuscan countryside” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 500 Touring Club

500 Touring Club
Via Gherardo Silvani, 50125 Florence, Italy
+39 346 8262324
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Private Tour: Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour...
Ranked #3 of 322 Activities in Florence
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Owner description: Take the wheel of a vintage Italian 1960's FIAT, a car so stylish that you look cool even in the heat of August! Voted "sexiest car in the world" by Top Gear. Join one of our convoy tours for the most fun you've had in years!Itineraries include picnics, panoramic swimming pools, wine and olive oil tastings and more.
Modesto, California
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“Lovely tour of the Tuscan countryside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My wife suggested this tour the week before we left for an anniversary trip to Italy. I quickly booked and we had an amazing time. The cars are quirky and beautiful. The drive was stunning. The food, wine and lunch setting at the villa was excellent. Beppe is a well traveled, enthusiastic and accommodating host teaching us about the Chianti region, olive oil production and the terra cotta that's so important to the area. One of the highlights of our trip!

Visited August 2013
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BeppePersico, Owner at 500 Touring Club, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear Jake,

I'm glad you guys had a good time and had a chance to appreciate a piece of the "bella vita" touring around in our cars and relaxing to food and wine by the pool .

Thank you for this amazing review, and I hope to see you on our cars again soon !

All the best,

Beppe
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“MUST DO tour of the Florence countryside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Beppe & David our hosts were incredibly welcoming for our Wine Making tour which turned out to be the most amazing day imaginable.
Tootling around the Florence countryside in convoy was so much fun, we literally couldn't stop smiling. And every time we stopped off somewhere, David would fill us in to the history of the area. It was really disappointing having to park up Etsio but the second part of the tour turned out to be equally as good. A wine making masterclass, from picking the grapes ourselves to crushing them with our feet to tasting the exceptional wines produced on the estate alongside a beautiful picnic in a truly magical setting in the Tuscan hills.
All in all a beautifully organised, exceptionally hosted day that should not be missed if your in Florence.......... its a wonderful escape from the thronging masses of the city.
Faultless.

Visited August 2013
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BeppePersico, General Manager at 500 Touring Club, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear PinkLG77,

Thank you for such an enthousiastic review !
I'm so glad you guys had a good time and appreciated every part of our lovely wine-making tour.

It was delightful to spend the afternoon with you and you are welcome to come back anytime for more fiat 500 adventures !

cheers !

David
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We did the Classic Tour which was such good fun. It was great to get away from all the hustle and bustle of Florence for as few hours and out into the surrounding countryside. Beppe was fantastic - enthusiastic and very helpful, he obviously loves what he does. Our car was Paola the wee red one and I'd have taken it home if I could.

It's such a fun thing to do when you're in Florence and very different. This was one of the highlights of the holiday for us.

Would highly recommend giving this a go and using Beppe's company and not a rival one. Great friendly service and great cars.

Visited August 2013
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BeppePersico, Direttore at 500 Touring Club, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear Chickleg,

First of all hank you for such a nice review.
We're glad you chose us and were happy that you did.

Paola later told us she felt really loved and appreciated that day ;)
It was lovely spending time with you guys, come back anytime!

Beppe
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“FIAT; Italian for FUN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My husband and I toured the Tuscany countryside with Beppe and Paola ( the racy red fiat). This was a definite highlight of our trip. Allowing for the cars to cool down, we stopped at a beautiful overlook of theTuscany countryside and terra cotta factory, then on to more curves and fun to a lovely olive grove. After this magnificent Chianti region ride, we went back the the Villa, and had the most enjoyable lunch , awesome wine and more fun. This is a must, it's the best 4 hours you will have in Florence. The bus stops right at the gate of the 500 Touring Club , so it is easy to get to from Florence. Beware- this may cost you more than you bargained for. When we arrived back in the United States, my husband bought a new Fiat 500 Abarth. :)

Visited July 2013
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BeppePersico, Direttore at 500 Touring Club, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear TravelQueen,

thank you so much for this nice review !

We're happy to know that you had a good time during your tour and we're especially glad about the fact we inspired your husband to go ahead and buy a new fiat abarth for the family. We're also very curios to know what you named your own fiat 500!

We now know that you'll always carry a little bit of Italy and Tuscany with you at all times :)

All the best ,

Beppe
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“Do not miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

What an experience. Beppe took us for our tour in Paula our red 500. An entertaining drive around some beautiful scenery. These cars look like they are Andrea and Beppes children from the condition they are in the care taken over them. After the drive some fine wine and food - Beppe clearly knows his wine and food and talks passionately about these aspects almost as passionately as he does his 500's.
Nice people running a great experience - do this or you are missing out!

Visited August 2013
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BeppePersico, Direttore at 500 Touring Club, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear Paul,


It is always a pleasure to know that we are able to share our passion for our job with nice people such as you guys.

Thank you for taking the time to review the time we shared together with such kind words and I can assure it was as much a pleasure for me as it was for you !

p.s. Paola says "hi !"


Beppe
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