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“A tour not to be missed for those who drive” 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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$254*
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Private Tour: Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour...
Ranked #3 of 320 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.
Singapore, Singapore
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“A tour not to be missed for those who drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This tour was one of the biggest highlights of our trip to Tuscany.

We started the tour from the 500 Touring Clubhouse outside the Florence city centre with two friendly couples from the United States, which was great as we could avoid negotiating the crowded streets of the city.

Our convoy for the day was led by Beppe and he did a fantastic job of introducing us to the Chianti region, explaining the processes of wine and olive oil-making. He took great care of us during the drive and was more than willing to engage in conversation about Italy and our home countries of Singapore and the United States.

The double-clutch system may seem a little daunting at first, but manual shift drivers should be able to get used to it after a short while.

Needless to say, the cars were really cute and it was a real treat being part of a convoy of these colourful and vintage cars. The day ended with a sumptuous lunch at the villa near the clubhouse. I would recommend this enjoyable tour to everyone visiting Florence - after all, how often would you get to drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside in a classic Fiat 500?

Visited October 2013
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BeppePersico, Owner at 500 Touring Club, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
THank you so much for such a detailed review !
I'm glad to know you had a great day with us and out little fantastic cars.
I had a great time myself getting to know you guys and spending time with you.
Thank you for choosing us !
all the best,
Beppe
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“Amazing Day in the Chianti Region”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

It was a fantastic day with our lovely Paola - I would definitely recommend a private hire. The contact upfront was very nice, we could select our personal car. When the big day came, we picked the time we met Beppe. A very nice and friendly person. He gave us a lot of tips, recommended villages and vineries etc. He left it up to us when to return the car - so I felt that he trusted us and we trusted him. And the day was just beautiful. The car worked well - we had a lot of fun on the way. It attracted a lot of interested tourists. The car was in a very good condition (given its age) and we had no issues at all. Again, a perfect day for us. Good food, beautiful landscape and a lovely car. It was definitely worth it.

Visited September 2013
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BeppePersico, Owner at 500 Touring Club, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Oliver,

Thank you for this amazing and very detailed review, and also for the personal compliments :)
It hurts to give our "babies" away, even for a single day, but when we meet the right people like you guys were, it is a pleasure to see them go bacause we know you'll have a splendid time together !
Paola says " hi " and "come back anytime guys"

All the best,
Beppe
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“Fun Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

From the time you get there and have your orientation around the cars to when you finish the drive and have a sumptuous lunch at an old villa you experience Tuscany in a unique and fun way.

We loved driving the Fiat through the hills and looking at the beautiful scenery. We loved the food and conversation. Not many tours can bring people together in the way that this one did. We loved it and highly recommend it. Do yourself a favour.

Visited October 2013
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BeppePersico, Owner at 500 Touring Club, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear H0ldfa5t,

Thank you for this amazing and flattering review !
It is always a pleasure for us to know that what we do and how we do it is appreciated.
It was lovely having you and please come back anytime you might be hopping around Italy again, it's always a pleasure !
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“Fun, Beautiful, Charming - an experience of a lifetime!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The hosts were awesome, the cars adorable, the countryside magnificent and the wine tasting and gourmet feast at Tuscan Villa at the finale was sumptuous and delicious. Beppe was very knowledgable and really brought the countryside to life with his stories. This was a perfect way to get off the tourist trail and enjoy a unique experience, we loved every moment of it!

Visited September 2013
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BeppePersico, Owner at 500 Touring Club, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Dale,

thank you for this awesome review, it means a lot to us.
I'm glad you enjoyed our slice of "dolce vita" together , I had a really great time with you guys as well!
All the best
Beppe
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“Very Unique and Awesome Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My husband and I did the Wine Tasting Fiat Tour on our last day in Italy. What a great way to end the trip! Beppe was an awesome guide, and its very fun to drive the old vintage cars. Winding through the countryside in an old Fiat is such a unique way to see Tuscany. At the end of the trip you get to go to an old villa and drink wine and eat bruschetta, cheese and Tuscan cold cuts... it was neat way to end the trip and it was also fun to chat with people from all over the world.

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BeppePersico, Owner at 500 Touring Club, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Leila,

The awesome experience was reciprocal! it was wonderful to have you and share our passion for vintage cars and good wine with you. Thank you for the review, it means a lot to us.
All the best,

Beppe
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