Nice to know your story Emily!
David @ The Great Wall of China
www.viator.com/vespa-florence Book a tour by Vespa of the Chianti region from Florence.
How I did it: I went to visit my friend who currently lives in Italy. We have both wanted to do it for so long so we decided to do it. At first, we crashed it a few times and it fell on us (so I have a lot of bruises on my legs!) but after getting over the initial fear, it's not that hard! So we drove halfway to Siena and back and halfway to Montevarchi and back taking it in turns to drive. It felt so unreal to be living a dream, driving a Vespa in Italy! It was brilliant =D