The moment we arrived in Florence I just knew that this city was meant for us. If for whatever reason we were to end up moving to Italy, this would be the spot. There’s the city with all of it’s history and stunning architecture and then only a few miles away is the beautiful countryside of Tuscany.
This day was by far one of our most memorable of the trip! I’m such a planner and had most of our vacation mapped out, but this day was totally unexpected. As we were walking through the city, we walked past this adorable place called Walk About Florence. It initially caught our attention because it had a few vintage Vespa’s outside. Once we realized we could rent these bad boys, we were very quick to book for the following day.
On our walk into the city the following afternoon, we stopped at this tiny mom and pop panini shop in San Niccolo. It was by far the best panini either of us has had, Ever. When we arrived to pick up our Vespa’s I was slightly nervous for our training but luckily passed with flying colors, and then set off for our journey. We rode up through San Niccolo and took our first stop at the Piazzale Michelangelo. This was one of my most cherished spots we visited in Italy and had the most spectacular views of Florence. For the next half hour or so, we rode through the windy roads of the Tuscan countryside and stopped to enjoy some Chianti in Chianti. One of my favorite movies is Under the Tuscan Sun, and it was just so surreal to see such beautiful land and endless rows of Vineyards and Olive trees. For our last stop we visited a Farmhouse in the hills of Tuscany to enjoy some local wine and food.
I primarily packed skirts and dresses for this trip but luckily was smart enough to pack at least one pair of pants! Not so sure i would’ve been able to drive a Vespa side saddle. I love these jeans because they have a 70’s flare to them and I’m a huge fan of high waisted pants. I picked up this shirt for only $10 on my last trip to Mexico. The bright colors and embroidery add such a special touch and the linen is so light and airy. I complemented this look with these reflective heart-shaped sunnies that made me feel ultra sassy cruising on my vintage Vespa.
I actually consider renting a scooter to be a necessity while traveling in Italy! Especially if you want to go exploring through the countryside. I will never forget this day and so happy to cross one more thing off my bucket list.
Location: Tuscany Countryside // Florence, Italy