You need an international drivers' license TO DRIVE in Italy if your drivers' license is from outside the EU, but you don't need one TO RENT FROM US. To be 100% clear about this, you CAN rent a scooter from us without an international drivers' license as long as the Italian Police can read and understand your license (for example, we can't accept licenses written in Chinese, Thai, Arabic, Cyrillic etc.), BUT... theoretically you should not drive without one if your license is from outside of the EU. The police are usually lenient about it, but the ticket is potentially very expensive (€350), so it's a risk that YOU decide to take since we are not responsible for the tickets.
Previous experience driving a scooter is essential. If you have never tried one, it is not a good idea to start on roads with a lot of curves and hills. Renting a scooter means you have to safely drive a motorized vehicle weighing over 100 kg (220 pounds) on public roads. Upon signing the rental agreement, you become responsible for your own safety and that of others. We are not a driving school and we do not provide any information on how to ride a Vespa. Once we have explained how to operate it, you will be entirely responsible for your driving skills. inviateci un email
You don't have to book in advance, but in high season (from Easter to late September) we strongly recommend you do as we are often fully booked.
If you would like to book in advance, we accept reservations ONLY via our secure website www.vesparental.eu We don't accept reservations by phone, or online without a credit card number.
It is also possible to send a wire transfer in advance
Yes, we require a credit card deposit of €800 for one scooter (€1,000 for two scooters and €500 for each additional scooter). Deposit for Vespa GTS 300 is €1000.
L’assicurazione RC italiana non copre eventuali danni causati al veicolo dal conducente, quindi noi offriamo un’assicurazione supplementare per ridurre la franchigia dall’intero valore del veicolo (circa 2500 euro) a 800€.
The deposit for motorcycle rentals varies from model to model, so contact us for more information.
The deposit is fully released when the scooter or motorbike is returned without damage, with a full tank, and with all accessories that were provided upon rental. We do not accept American Express.
All of our scooters and motorcycles can carry a passenger.
We don't sell standard road maps, but we sell a €10 map which has an itinerary of approximately 100 kms through the wine region of Chianti.
We also rent cellphone holders for €3/day
From the moment you rent a vehicle, you become entirely responsible for the traffic violations you commit (and also for the expenses that New Tuscany Scooter Rental may incur as a result of such offenses). In case we get a ticket here, we will pay it using your credit card number, and we will charge an additional €35 for the administrative fees (we must keep your ticket on file for five years after we get it!).
For scooters, the minimum age is 20
For motorcycles, please send us an email indicating the model you have chosen, as the answer depends on the power of the bike.
- From 30 > 4 days before pick-up: 30% of rental fee only
- From 3 days > 24 hrs before pick-up: 95% of rental fee only
- From 23 hours > no-show: 95% of rental fee plus delivery cost (if you requested one)