Careering around Tuscany on the back of a little red Vespa should come with two disclaimers. Firstly, the narrow twists and turns of Italian roads are not without danger and renting a Vespa should be done with caution even if you’re experienced. Secondly, it’s one of the most romantic ways to enjoy Italy, so choose your companion wisely before setting out into the wilderness on a bike together. More than fancy dinners or sunset strolls around the Duomo, for me, a day on the road is the epitome of Tuscany’s real dolce vita. It’s a life-affirming experience, with the wind on your skin and freedom of the open road, and nowhere is more picturesque than the Chianti hills at golden hour. The routes are endless, and as long as you stick to minor roads you’re soon bound to end up scootering through olive groves and medieval villages. After exploring the Tuscan hills around Florence with a fellow expat called George, I’ve shortlisted the highlights into three ultimate Vespa day trips.