Tuscany Scooter Rental
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We are the only Vespa rental agency with two distribution points: one in the heart of the Chianti wine-growing area and one in downtown Florence! We are also the only ones to offer a door-to-door pick-up service from your hotel or rental property. Our location: Florence and Gaiole in Chianti.
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David D
London, UK4 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
After a slight Covid-19 related mix up (where we had misunderstood the booking process for the tour), Martina was a huge help and we found the experience very smooth and enjoyable. Martina was excellent in explaining a recommended itinerary to meet our needs and the scooters were beautiful. High recommended for any stay in Firenze
Written September 22, 2020
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Wilfried Schumacher
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Great people, extremely helpful, they even delivered the Vespa, for a reasonable contribution, to our place at the other side of the city. Communication was extremely good with great advices. The Vespa, we got, was technically in a perfect shape, nearly new.
We toured around 370 km throughout Chianti und Florenz
Thanks, any time again
Written May 16, 2022
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nanoburd
Toronto, Canada15 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
A cute scooter and motorcycle company with great scoots and amazing staff. My friend and I took a Vespa GTS 300 CC for 3 nights and had the most amazing time across Tuscany.

Staff:
We had no idea where we were going but we knew we wanted to ride a vespa. Luca was VERY responsive on email and was patient with our lack of plan and route.

When we arrived the morning of our rental the lady at the store gave us wonderful suggestions of scenic rides around the Chianti region. Also encouraged that we could do much more than we originally planned.

Honestly the friendliness of the staff and their laid-back vibe attracted me to this rental company.

Vespa:
Well maintained, comfortable and no issues. Just make sure to be careful pumping gas cause it can overflow easily.

The helmets were either a but small or big, but I wouldn’t expect perfect helmets from a rental.
Written April 16, 2022
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Chris
United Kingdom2 contributions
Sep 2020
During a recent stay in Florence my girlfriend and I hired out a Vespa from New Tuscany Scooter Rental and it didn’t disappoint. We rented the scooter for a day and used it for a few hours, taking it around Tuscany. Having never ridden a Vespa before, Martina was incredibly helpful taking us through the controls on the Vespa and also recommending a number of towns, two of which we passed through and were fantastic suggestions for us (thanks Martina!), but we had the freedom to enjoy the Tuscany countryside too, which you can spend hours getting lost in, enjoying the views and stopping off at some beautiful farm houses (For anyone doing this trip for longer than a few hours and taking an overnight stay I recommend checking which guest houses are open as they may be closed during off-season). As well as this, riding the scooter through the countryside was pure fun - take good care with the hills though!
Written October 9, 2020
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Jim C
Kandy, Sri Lanka11 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
We hired a Vespa 125 for a day in Florence. The scooter was in good shape, the staff were charming and helpful and the process was very efficient. We had a great day visiting Fiesole, Bellosguardo and whizzing around Firenze. Thanks to Luca and team, looking forward to next trip!
Written September 4, 2021
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Jonas
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
We rented a 300cc Vespa to visit the Chianti region. We had a great trip! Everything went very smoothly, the scooter worked perfectly, and the price was fair. Would rent a scooter again. Thanks Luca!
Written July 16, 2021
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Petrova
Manchester, UK2 contributions
Jul 2022
Many thanks to Luca and his team who are friendly and knowledgeable.

My partner and I both hired vespas for the day to explore the Tuscan hills and had a wonderful time. The vespas were in excellent condition and perfect for our adventure to Michealangelo's Viewpoint, Veccie Terre di Montefilli - a vineyard in the Chianti hills - and the Teatro Romano, a Roman amphitheatre, baths and temple complex in Fiesole. Luca even helped us transfer our booking onto a different day when we were ill on the day of our original booking. The whole experience is one I'll remember and treasure.

I would recommend this company to anyone and look forward to repeating the experience if we're ever in Florence again.
Written August 3, 2022
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Max
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Friends
Excellent service. Could give the scooter back the next day (24 hour rental). No problems with the scooter, worked just fine. Except for the map, which was just a piece of paper for the cost of 10€, we were very happy with the rental! Thank you!!
Written September 20, 2021
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Noor
Lausanne, Switzerland2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
It’s a cute little hole in the wall. Charming from the first minute. They were so helpful and suggested the route for us in a few neighboring Tuscan towns. We were on our honeymoon in Switzerland and Italy and that day was the best day of the entire trip. They explained about driving regulations, gave us maps, and even told us they have a discount on traffic fines if we get any. The rental and return process was easy and pleasant. Even the experience of dealing with them was a taste of the beautiful Italian culture. A must if u are in Florence .
Written October 22, 2021
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narquois
Moscow, Russia18 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
We were trying to rent a scooter from this place in our vacation in Florence. When making the reservation we've been charged for 20% of the rental cost. However, as we came to pick up the scooter the manager refused to give us one, saying they won't accept my driving license (which btw I had used in rentals in France, Spain, Portugal, as well as in Rome one day earlier, and even Europcar accepts it without any questions). My favorite part is that they refused to return the 20% pre-payment, although in their information letter their was nothing said about the license requirements. The manager Luca was very rude and impudent, he was saying that this situation is same as if I didn't show up or came without any driving license and that they are making me a favor that don't charge the full rental price.
I recommend you to NEVER use this "service" as this is really the worst attitude I've ever seen.
Written July 11, 2017
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Ciao, this is Luca, the "rude owner". We are sorry you are not satisfied with our services, however, it is the Italian Law that says we cannot rent to people that have a drivers' license that is impossible to read. Your license was in CYRILLIC.... and I tried to explain to you, the fact that you used it in Portugal or other places does not entitle you to ask from us to go against the law because we will not do it. Yes, you had already booked (without showing your license), so we had duly charged you a 30% non-refundable deposit, and we kept the Vespa ready for you, but then we could not give it to you because you did not bring a valid license. In fact, we should have charged you for a no-show, which we did not do. Please note the contract that you received and of course you were ready to sign, says you are responsible for holding a valid license. I don't believe I was rude, but I also could not let you do what you want just because you want it, as the consequences could have fallen on us as a company. We all wish you good luck with other companies.
Written July 21, 2017
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