Previous experience driving a scooter or motorbike is advantageous and highly advised.
If you have not ridden one, then you should do so before you come to Italy because we are not a driving school and we don’t provide any lesson on riding, but only instructions on how to operate the Vespa.
Even if riding a scooter is a fun activity, it entails some risks; the helmet we give you are not a guarantee that you will not hurt or kill yourself (or someone else) if you are not competent to ride a scooter on open roads, with climbs, descents, twisting roads, turns, and of course traffic... a Vespa is not a toy, not a bicycle, not a moped. It is a small motorcycle that weighs approximately 250 pounds, can move at 50 mph, and has small wheels. In spite of its “cool” appearance, a Vespa is not an easy vehicle to ride for a beginner.
On top of that, a Vespa is a VERY expensive vehicle to repair: see here
No refund is due in case you show up and you realize on the spot you are not able to drive a Vespa: it will be considered a no show and charged accordingly (see our cancellation policy below)