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The Heart of Italy 4IT1302

Mittwoch, 11. September 2013 | Domenico Schiano Moriello | Europa

Thank you for a great week!!!

Michael, Vincent, German, Carmen, Daniel, Alejandro, Fernanda, Irma, Shawn, Christian, Carmen, Karin, Arthur, Barbara, Jean, Philip, Susan, Chris, Veronica, Ignacio, Francisco.

We hope to see you soon on another tour! Your guides,

Alan and Domenico

Riding day 5, Urbino - Florence

Our last day is riding at its best. Starting in Urbino, we rode to San Leo, a very important town in the middle ages, and we enjoyed a nice coffee break. Then we took the highway for a short stretch until Forli and enjoyed the last approximately 600 turns to our hotel in Florence, climbing the famous "Passo del Muraglione", one of the most famous roads for italian motorcyclists!

The town of San Leo

Coffee break in San Leo

Lunch stop, our nice collection of helmets!

On the "Passo del Muraglione!

Domenico, Alan and Daniel

Leaving the Muraglione...

Riding day 4, Urbino - San Marino - Misano - Tavullia - Urbino

Two options for today! In Misano there is the MotoGP, so one group decides to go there to watch the first "training" laps on this track (it's only friday) and the other chooses the regular loop, to San Marino (the oldest and probably the smallest republic of the world!) and then towards the sea. On the way we stopped in Coriano to see the monument dedicated to Marco Simoncelli, then we went to have a nice lunch in Gabicce Monte in a restaurant overlooking the beach of Cattolica. On the way back to Urbino we also had the chance to stop in Tavullia, hometown of Valentino Rossi, and to visit his official store and Fans Club!

A picture with the hill of San Marino in the background. Philip, Daniel, Barbara, Arthur and Domenico

San Marino

The monument dedicated to Marco Simoncelli in Coriano

MotoGP in Misano

The view from the restaurant... not bad!

Arthur and Barbara

View from the Panoramic Road

on the beach in Cattolica... for sure not with the right clothing!

Tavullia, hometown of a famous rider...

Riding day 3, Perugia - Urbino

Weather forecast was not very good for today and, as we woke up, it was raining also! After a rich breakfast, anyway, the clouds were gone and we enjoyed a very nice riding! We passed by lake Trasimeno, the 4th biggest in Italy and then we stopped for a coffee in Cortona, a beautiful medieval town in southern Tuscany with a magnificent view over the valley. After that we entered in the Marche region and we had a very tasty lunch at a beautiful restaurant in the middle of the hills... on a great curvy road (could we ask anything more?)! Finally we reached the awesome town of Urbino, whose historical centre is listed in the UNESCO World heritage sites, and that was also the birthplace of Raphael, the famous painter and architect of Reinassance. Here, we could enjoy a pleasant walk and a drink before dinner!

First photo stop

Irma and Shawn in Cortona

Hola Chile!!!

Susan and Chris


Lunch break

Our motorcycles in front of the Hotel in Urbino

The historical centre of Urbino

View from the city walls

The monument dedicated to Raphael

Riding day 2, Perugia - Monti Sibillini - Assisi - Perugia

Today it was hard to decide between staying in Perugia and discover a bit more of the historical centre or simply relax and go shopping... and a motorcycle ride, but most of our brave riders chose the second option, so we went for a nice loop that took us to the "Sibillini" mountains, one of the most beautiful parts of the Appennini range, where we had lunch in the small town of Castelluccio overlooking a green valley. In the afternoon, on the way back, we stopped in Assisi, a delicious town famous in the world for being the birthplace of St. Francis. We could also enjoy a visit of the Church of  St. Francis and see his tomb. It was another great day!

We are in the Monti Sibillini!

it takes some time to read all signs!

What a beautiful valley!

in Castelluccio

Great food in Umbria, this is a local shop in Castelluccio


Assisi, a picture near St Francis' Church

Happy birthday Vincent!!!

Riding day 1, Florence - Perugia

Today we left the wonderful town of Florence behind us, and started to enjoy riding the winding roads of the Chianti area. This region seems like it was made for motorcyclists, complete with small villages to entice you for a coffee break along the way. This is also the area well known for its

excellent wines, but we have to drink just water and soft drinks during the riding! After a stop in the world famous towns of San Gimignano and Siena, we reached our final destination for today, Perugia (capital of the region Umbria) with its wonderful historical city centre.

Ciao Firenze!

No doubt we are in Italy, what a nice customized old vespa!

Coffee Break in Greve in Chianti

San Gimignano

World champion ice cream in San Gimignano, a must!

Siena, Piazza del Campo

The "Duomo" of Siena


Perugia, the "Fontana Maggiore" and the "Palazzo dei Priori" on the background



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Sonntag, 22. September 2013 um 21:13

Hi Alan
Richtig! Ich werde dort sein )
Hab eine gute Zeit bis dahin und ich freu mich mega auf eine coole Tour! Mit dir ja immer bei jedem Wetter )))
Alan Magnoni
Donnerstag, 19. September 2013 um 10:39

Hello out there!
hope all of you made it back home safe - or still on the road smiling and having a good time!
yeah true, was a fantastic time - even for us tour guides!!! thanks for all the nice words, but you made it easy for us ...
To the crew from chili: I might come for a visit in february with my girlfriend! May be we can arrange to meet!? we are going to travel for a few weeks - then my girlfriend will stay there in south america for work ..
but once we book the flight I'll let u know our plans ...
I get ready for my next tour in florence ... Hope to see all of you again, soon!
All the best - tanti saluti da Bolzano
(Second best coffe of Italy heren - after Napoli of course!!) great job with the blog domenico!
Sonntag, 15. September 2013 um 16:49

Hi Alan
Diese Tour ist zwar fertig.
Aber der Wein (der gute natürlich) ist auf der Tour von Catania-Rom gesichert!
Gruss Gaby
Alan Magnoni
Donnerstag, 19. September 2013 um 10:45

Hallo Gaby!
Erstmal muss ich sagen wie nett ich es finde, dass du unseren Blog besuchst und auch noch einen Kommentar schreibst!! Coole Sache!!
Und zweitens glaube ich verstanden zu haben, dass wir uns bald wieder in Catania treffen? richtig?? wenn ja, dann verspreche ich dir dass wir auf dieser tour jeden tag die lange route fahren werden - nur für dich!!
Ja an Wein und Essen wird es bestimmt nicht mangeln in Sizilien ...
Freu mich von dir zu hören! Und hoffe dich wirklich bald zu sehen!!!
Beste Grüße aus Südtirol
Jean Bunton
Sonntag, 15. September 2013 um 08:48

What can I say this trip was spectacular!!! Everything went so smoothly. Alan and Domenico, thank you for making this trip one we will always remember and keep in our hearts. (Especially for me and Philip as a place we got engaged) thanks to everyone for your kind words! The Italian countryside and people have been awesome. Thank you edelweiss and of course again a big thank you to Alan and Domenico!!!!
Alejandro Feuereisen
Sonntag, 15. September 2013 um 08:16

Dear Alan and Domenico,
Many thanks for the great experience, indeed it was an amazing adventure, the breathtaking Italian scenery, the way in which you organized and managed the group.
It was our second time with Edelweisse and I'm sure that there will be a third.
Thanks a lot and good luck with your next group.
Alejandro y Fernanda
Samstag, 14. September 2013 um 23:47

The past 5 days have been fantastic! Edelweiss should be very proud to have Alan & Domenico representing them. Both of you did a wonderful job leading us around Italy. Jean & I can't wait to come back and tour with you again!
Ciao miei Amici!!
Shawn and Irma
Samstag, 14. September 2013 um 23:45

Domenico & Alan, what an amazing adventure! As first timers on the tour, the riding was challenging but fun..and the sights were absolutely breathtaking, we didn't want it to end. We were impressed on how smooth everything went, both Alan & Domenico have outstanding leadership abilities - can you imagine how difficult it is to coordinate 20 people from several different countries, all on motorcycles, stopping for coffee and lunch breaks, 3 hotels, and doing all this while maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment (and all with a smile!). We will definitely be back again soon! Grazie Mille!!
Samstag, 14. September 2013 um 18:16

Alan and Dominco, you showed us an amazing time. The Heart of Italy tour stole our hearts! Benissimo! Grazie mille.
Freitag, 13. September 2013 um 19:53

Really nice riding!! Thanks Alan & Dolemico, wonderfull job!


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