You will have seen the white-and-green caddy-like vehicles ambling around Florence, travelling at a slow pace through the city streets and stopping occasionally in the sun-kissed squares.
Eco Green Tours launched in Florence four years ago and has been followed since by companies based in countless other European cities.
If mobility is an issue for you or your kids are weary of walking Florence’s cobblestone streets, Eco Green Tours furnishes a solution for the whole family. The 90-minute tour touches on the city’s famous sights, such as piazzas and the lungarni (riverside avenues), and lesser-known gems like Dante’s house, the charm-filled backstreets of the Oltrarno and the National Central Library. Stopping here and there for photo opportunities—the bridges of Ponte Santa Trinita and Ponte alle Grazie are perfect angles to capture Ponte Vecchio in all its glory—the tour can be extended as far as piazzale Michelangelo, the endlessly magical lookout point.
Planning a proposal at the piazzale? A bachelorette party with a view? A shopping splurge along via Tornabuoni? Personalized tours are also an option. Fancy a fun time among friends? A city tour with a caddy is the perfect solution, an original way to connect with Florence.
Opt for the audio guide, available in ten languages, or strike up a conversation with your friendly tour leader for a more personalized guide to Florence. Heated in the winter and breezy in the summer, the cozy five-seater electric buggy is a movable Florence feast, a slow way to experience the Renaissance city at its most contemporary.
Not that it has all been plain riding in the Tuscan capital. Neither a taxi nor a driver service, the business model of Eco Green Tours is clear: green energy, an insightful cultural experience and a comfortable, practical way of seeing the city.
Prices start at 29 euro per adult, 15 euro per child (toddlers 0-3 years go free)
Bookings can be made by phone +39 366 9545154 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org