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Few people know that one of the most frequently encountered Florentine customs is the car ride over the Tuscan hills on Sunday morning. Often they fix appointments for coffee on the other side of the town just for the pleasure of driving on the picturesque streets around Florence. These streets, sometimes very narrow, offer beauty, history and an extraordinary feeling of belonging to the Italian culture.
Having a chance to take a ride in Tuk Tuk, with a native Florentine like Tommaso, Brando, Giovanni or Simone, and find out what a person who is not a Florentine can’t, is a real treat not only for the authenticity of the places that you’ll come to discover but also for the passion with which these drivers will transmit the knowledge that they are proud of.
Each of these drivers knows excellent places where to stop for a drink, eat lunch, take an ice cream or have a coffee in a friendly atmosphere, often with owners that speak only Italian. You can get the possibility to drive across country roads between olive tree fields, Villas with cypresses, vineyards, and enjoy unique views on Tuscan hills. All this transform these trips into an unforgettable experience.
A personal tour for up to 3 people can vary from standard trips of two hours to a full-day excursion. You can leave in the morning hours, or choose evening hours to enjoy the sunset and stop somewhere for a drink. They can also take you to visits a winery in Chianti: smaller producers with a family organization are often preferred because of their originality, professional behaviour and the high quality of wine at a good price. Tailor-made trips are also available.
This is a way to discover Florence warmly recommend to our Friends world travellers.