A tour of the Siena area using vintage vehicles: Vespas and Cinquecentos
A day out is perfect with the right form of transport
If you’d like your holiday in Siena to have that extra special touch, why not include an experience that will remain etched in your heart. A journey back to another era and another world: this is the promise of our tours with vintage vehicles through the Chianti hills. Completely refurbished Vespas and Cinquecentos provide a special way to enjoy the beauty of Tuscany, with the windows down and the wind in your hair. Enjoy the exciting feeling of starring in a 1950s film, while exploring the wonders of Chianti.
An alternative tour of historic villages and local delicacies
The Hotel Italia in Siena offers its guests the chance to take part in excursions using vintage vehicles. If you have a driving license, and love the nostalgic contours of the vintage Cinquecento, you can enjoy the unique experience of taking your family or friends around the Chianti region in this truly classic vehicle. On the other hand, if you like to be in close contact with nature, with the wind on your face and the fresh scent of the grass, you can travel back to the 1950s on a classic Vespa, either as the driver or as a passenger. In both instances, the tours take you along the most beautiful roads in the Sienese countryside, visiting some typical local villages, lovely but lesser-known places that are often hard to reach by public transport. If you feel hungry in the middle of the day, you can stop off at a winery or farm and sample some of the wines and local products, with help and guidance from the producers. Indeed, to enjoy a local area to the full, you need to get to know its inhabitants; while to really appreciate the products of the land, you need to relate to the love and dedication of the farmers and producers. Your trip can last just a few hours or an entire day, but the feeling of experiencing the real, delightful Italy stays with you all your life.
A stay at the Hotel Italia to enjoy slow tourism
If you book a stay at the Hotel Italia you are not only within walking distance of the wonders of Siena, but also close to the evocative scenery of Chianti, the Crete Senesi and the Val D’Orcia, as well as charming villages with UNESCO World Heritage status, such as San Gimignano and Pienza. You can also enjoy the thrill of exploring the area on board a Vespa or a vintage Cinquecento: indeed, the Hotel Italia organises this type of tour for its guests.