Archive for August, 2006
Wouldn’t that sound good as title for a book about a mad italian spending his summer holidays riding around Italy on a Vespa?
The “why not?” factor is there, we’ll see if I’ll manage to keep the intention to write a book about the journey when I’ll be back home at the end of august.
The australian travel-writer Peter Moore did it: he wrote a nice book about the journey around Italy he did in 2002, riding a ‘61 Vespa.
Vroom with a view is the title of his book that inspired my incoming journey: I’ll start from Como and I’ll go from town to town down to Apulia, inspired by the wish to visit places of my country I hadn’t the chance to see yet.
My journey will be different from Peter’s one, starting from the Vespa: a recent GTS 250 i.e., coupled with the best GPS technology available for PDA devices.
And well.. as italian I’m supposed to have some advantages compared to an australian traveler!
“Are you going alone?” was the first question my friends asked when I told them about the journey, and the best answer I could find so far is: would you feel alone walking around your neighborhood?
It will be the essence of the Vespatour: the Belpaese like my neighborhood, just a little bigger!
There are a lot of people I’m going to meet along the way, some old friends and maybe new ones.
We’ll see what will happen.
I’ll be available by e-mail of course, and my PDA will be a fundamental tool during the journey.
Have a sunny august!