Vespa & Villa Self-Guided Tours

Don't want to be part of a tour?
Rent our private Villas, which comes with 2 Vespa scooters so you can tour on your own!

These luxurious and newly restored 14th century private Villas come with your very own set of 2 Vespa scooters allowing you to be your own tour guide! We will provide you with electronic maps of all the rich destinations in the Chianti area. Including some of the exciting local destinations such as: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, Orvieto, Montalcino, Montalpulciano and Val D’Orcia. We also provide you with extensive information about the area and suggested rides with easy to understand maps and even a GPS. Each Villa comes with (2) 125cc red Vespa scooters for the week, you can upgrade to a 250Gtsi Vespa scooter for €170.00, per week, per scooter. Please note: Each driver must have a valid driver's license for the normal 125cc scooter.   For the scooter upgrade to the 200cc and beyond you will need a motorcycle endorsement on your license. Prices are based on double occupancy. Other terms and conditions apply, please see our rates below or contact us for more details. 
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Each room is equipped with stereo system, Highspeed WiFi for Voip phone calls. All in-suite bathrooms are in marble. Each room also features spectacular views from their windows, a daily treat to remember. The B&B was restructured to welcome its guests in an enchanting atmosphere of the past with modern ornaments and comforts. Radda Hamlet is surrounded by 168 acres of land, where an olive grove, vineyards, vegetable gardens, and mature woods interlace harmoniously and present a unique sight to the observer. The large (13 by 6) swimming pool is surround by lush vegetation and its panoramic conformation harmonizes with the surroundings.

 

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One Bedroom Unit

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This very large and luxurious unit includes a large patio and is centrally located in small romantic Hamlet, surrounded by Mediterranean trees, shrubs and herbs is Caravaggio. Built from traditional Tuscan stone, the property has been exceptionally well restored, retaining many of its original features. This is the perfect property for couples wanting a romantic holiday.

A small porch with double doors leads into this spacious ground floor one bedroom home. The property has handmade terracotta tiled flooring and traditional tiled and beamed high ceilings throughout. The furnishings have been carefully chosen to create a stylish modern interior.

The lounge is comfortably furnished with two leather sofas and chairs, and has a flat screen TV with DVD and video player at one end. One of the sofas converts to a double bed. Next to the lounge area is the modern kitchen/diner, which has a fully furnished kitchen with oven, gas hobs, fridge with freezer section and dishwasher to one side and an oval wooden table and chairs at the other. The dining area has double doors, which lead out to a small private terrace which has a table with a stone bench seat and a portable barbeque.

Down two steps to the left of the kitchen is a small corridor that leads to the bedroom. The two windows that look out to the front of the property let in plenty of light making this a very bright airy room with a king-size bed, writing desk and chair, and a further table and chairs for relaxing in. At the end of the corridor next to the bedroom is the luxury bathroom, which unusually has both a bath and a shower.

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Two Bedroom Home

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Centrally located in this small romantic hamlet, surrounded by Mediterranean trees, shrubs and herbs is apartment Brunelleschi. Built from traditional Tuscan stone, the property has been exceptionally well restored, retaining many of its original features. This is the perfect property for couples traveling together or for a small family group.

Access to the property is via a flight of stairs, located at the back of the property. The stairwell is glass topped which allows light to flood through the internal doors and windows into the apartments. The front door opens directly into the lounge/kitchen/diner with its handmade terracotta tiled flooring and traditional tiled and beamed high ceilings throughout.

The modern fully furnished kitchen is built along one wall and has an oven, gas hobs, fridge with freezer section and a dishwasher. The dark wooden dining table and chairs are also located at this end of the room. The lounge area is comfortably furnished with two leather sofas and chairs, and has a flat screen TV with DVD and video player. There is a door to the furnished balcony which overlooks the hamlet and gardens. This is a great place for relaxing with a glass of the local wine.

To the right of the living area is a large bright airy bedroom with twin beds, large wardrobe and in-suite bathroom with shower. The master bedroom is located to the left of the lounge area and has a king-size bed, writing desk and chairs and a view over the hamlet and gardens. The bathroom with full size bath and hand held shower is located next door to the master bedroom. The tasteful furnishings have been carefully chosen to create a stylish modern interior.

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Hamlet of Radda in Chianti

An antique Etruscan settlement, Radda Hamlet's original foundations date back to the year 2,500 B.C. Later inhabited by Roman settlers, it then became the fortified rock fort for those troops battling in one of the longest medieval wars between Siena and Florence. The original Romanesque church at Radda Hamlet is the oldest construction still intact dating back to the year 1100. Eventually abandoned, it recently restored its wine, oil, honey and vegetable production.

Radda Hamlet is a Boutique Hotel where the space is divided among seven uniquely luxurious bedrooms. Each room is furnished with antique pieces from the Tuscan past. Comfort and romanticism spouse perfectly in each accommodation

Villa Prices

Villa Prices 2015 Season

SEASONAL DATES
Villa prices are per week
ONE BEDROOM
Weekly rate for 2 persons, with 2 Vespas *Equals per person, per day.
TWO BEDROOM
Weekly rate for 2 persons, with 2 Vespas *Equals per person, per day.
High Season: May 2, 2015 to June 13, 2015 & Sept. 5, 2015 to Oct. 3, 2015 €3,080.00 *€220.00 (Prices Include all taxes.) €3,680.00 *€262.00 (Prices Include all taxes.)
Regular Season: Dec 27, 2014 to May 2, 2015 & June 13, 2015 to Sept. 5, 2015 & Oct. 3, 2015 to May 2, 2015 €2,780.00 *€199.00 (Prices Include all taxes.) €3,380.00 *€241.00 (Prices Include all taxes.)
Above pricing is good until October 15 2015, new pricing will be announced on October 16 2015. Occupancy is from Saturday 1PM arrival to Saturday 9AM checkout.

Private Villa includes two 125cc Vespas. Additional third and fourth Vespas are €395.00 per week per scooter. Available for 2-Bedroom Villa only, not available for 1-Bedroom. Scooter upgades to 250cc is an available option.

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Meet Your Vespa

125cc Red Vespa Scooter

This is our standard Vespa scooter that is included with our packages and services.

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250GTsi Vespa Scooter

Upgrade to this higher performance model for only €170.00 per week, per scooter!

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* Please note: We have limited inventory of the 250GTsi Vespa scooters, so please ask about them when booking. This upgrade option is for the Private Villa and Vespa option only. Not available on the escorted scooter tours. Requires a motorcycle endorsement on drivers license to upgrade.

Zip Vespa Scooter (Smaller)

Italy by Vespa is pleased to provide a small scooter for a more petite person or an individual with shorter inseams of 28 inches or less. This scooter is called a Zip and weighs a total of 45 pounds less than the Vespa LX/ET scooter; the seat height is 3" lower.

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This vehicle is perfect for a person of a smaller frame and many people enjoy riding this smaller scooter. This scooter comes with a smaller engine of 50CC or 100CC and is booked on a first come first serve basis; must be reserved in advance.

* Please note: We have limited inventory of the Zip scooters so please ask for the Zip when booking. It is important to note, we advertise that we provide 125CC Vespa LX series scooters for each person and it is not practical to carry a regular Vespa and a smaller zip for each of our 14 guest to choose from.

What To Bring

Packing List

  • Closed toe shoes, NO HEELS, while riding.
  • Eye protection for day and night, required by Italian law.
  • Passports and Visas if applicable.
  • Travel documents (Air, Train, etc.).
  • Euros for tipping and pocket change.
  • Credit and/or Debit card for ATM use.
  • *Extra bag for all your treasure finding.
  • *International Driver’s License.
  • **Gloves (weather and water resistant would be best).
  • **Neck warmer (weather and water resistant would be best).

(*Great idea but not required. **Highly recommended based on the seasonal weather changes and wind chill factor.)