If you ask Luca Tafuni the precise colour of his 1973 Fiat 500, he’ll answer “Ferrari red, just a bit slower”. Given that response you know you’re in for a wild ride, and it’s got nothing to do with speed. Founder of Vintage Tour Milano, Luca is every bit as charming as his classic little red car. At the wheel in his traditional Italian coppola, a flat cap popularly used as a driving cap in southern Italy in the 20th century, Luca’s horn-rimmed glasses and moustache complete the look, which, against the backdrop of landmarks like Castello Sforzesco, recall a scene right out of Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Turning heads is exactly what gave Luca the brilliant idea to start Vintage Tour Milano in the first place. After the umpteenth request for a photograph he concluded that if so many tourists wanted to put him on Instagram, they’d probably like a ride in his Ferrari-red Fiat as well. And he was right. Today Luca spins up to 3 folks at a time around Milan. He offers both a Fast Tour and a Slow Tour of the city centre and its most important landmarks and neighbourhoods. Those who prefer to travel at a slower pace can opt for the 3-hour Night Tour showcasing the best of Milan’s aperitivo and cocktail scene, or take an outing beyond the city limits on the 3-hour Countryside Tour. Obviously, all tours are accompanied by the witty narration of your dapper driver who, when asked if his vintage wheels were equipped with air conditioning quipped, “certo, you can roll all the windows down and stick your head out.” It just doesn’t get more authentically Italian than that.