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Tour of Tuscany 2014 - BIT1402

Saturday, September 20, 2014 | Ursula Peter | Europe

The tour is over!! Thanks to all of you for a fantastic week, for awesome riding, for beeing such a enjoying group. We wish you a good flight back home, stay in touch, when ever you come to Germany or Italy - call...., there is always a bed and something in the fridge.

Saluti a tutti - from the Barbarian and the Napoletano

The Tuscany Tour just started!!!

Day 1 - Florence to Siena

Welcome to Tuscany, the land of Dante, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Galileo, the Vespa... and so on, were another great Edelweiss tour is about to begin!

We are going to explore this region as well as Umbria (the green heart of Italy) and Marche... so stay tuned!

Everything ready!

Briefing in the garden before our first riding day

We started from beautiful Villa Pitiana. Every body was a bit excited - new bikes, Italian traffic and curvy roads

First stop in Greve - Macelleria Falorni - the best butcher shop on this planet

The Gallo Nero - the black rooster - the icon of Chianti area

Henry and Martha from Indian Land

Diane and James

Robert and Arlene - all three couples were sent by Joe - who did the tour last year

Il Pestello - an awesome place near Castellina in Chianti - Bruschetta, Caprese, Truffle Spaghetti - best food ever

Our 2 Italians - Francesco (he has to be a relative of Roberto Benigni) and Roberto our Canadian-Italian

 Day 2- Restday ride Siena

Some impressions from San Galgano

The praying Canadian police man

Another trivia is going on....

Brian and Elaine

picture stop at Monte Olivieto Maggiore

Le Crete - like you know Tuscany from calender pictures

Picknick in the garden of the Garden Hotel

Piazza del Campo - one of the most beautiful squares in Italy

Atla - the Ethiopian-American-Italian treasue made our evening

Art in the Hotel Garden

3. Riding Day  Siena - Assisi

First stop in Montalcino, world famous for its Brunello wine!

Germany vs Italy

Our bikes parked in Montalcino

The abbey of Sant'Antimo, a very important architecture of the middleages.

rays of light

wonderful Tuscan countryside!

Ursula prepared a delicious picnic!!!

Peace between Naples and Bavaria

Picture stop in Castiglione del Lago

Assisi, we are coming!

Last picture before entering Assisi

These guys working hard on their intercom

The view from our hotel

Sunset in Assisi... amazing!

Elaine - the best riding woman I`ve ever had - has something to celebrate today....

Happy birthday Elaine

this birthday cake was awesome...

4. Riding Day - Restday ride Assisi

One group went to Orvieto...

Lago Trasimeno

The 3 boys

Cathedral in Orvieto

... and another group went on the Sibillini Mountains!

First break in Norcia, where we relaxed and enjoyed a good coffee


The church of St. Benedict in Norcia, his hometown

Great view over the valley of Castelluccio

What a nice green Italy!


Our last stop was at the "Fonti del Clitunno", the source of the river Clitunno... a little paradise!

5. Riding Day  Assisi - San Marino

After a tough stretch on the highway we had an awesome view over Lago Trasimeno, Here the badliest battle between the Carthaginians (Hannibal) and the Romans (Caius Flaminius) took place

Cortona - "Under the Tuscan Sun"

Another great lunch at "Il Grillo" - the grashopper

We deserved it after that tough ride...

Here the Ladies picture

Which one belongs to whom???

Urbino - the Renaissance town - birthplace of Raffael and last not least of Valentino Rossi

Palazzo Ducale in Urbino

Reaching San Marino - a great view to the Adriatic sea as well as to Mount Titano of San Marino

Diane and Jim

6. Riding Day: Restday ride San Marino

Ferrari, the German Barbecue, Corino - the town of Simoncelli, Gabicce Monte - the best lunch ever, Tavullia - Rossis town, a lot of things to do...

Domenico is waiting for his group

Doug and Mike

Chuck - the boys can`t wait to go

at the beach in Rimini

Sic - Marco Simoncelli`s museum at Coriano

Yes - that was him

Sic`s memorial

The Misano race track was named after him

Restaurant "Bel Sit" at Gabicce Monte - no comment....

Henry decided for German sausages and french fries...

what a great view over the Adriatic sea

Tavullia - Rossi`s home town... Elaine was very excited

Coffe at Rossis place

our" history man" is doing the briefing

San Leo

We had another great sightseeing stop at La Verna and another fantastic lunch before we headed towards Florence

Passo della Consuma

 Doug - the best sweeper ever!!!! Thank you so much

Elaine and Brian at the last picture stop

The last supper in Villa Pitiana. We all made it, no injuries just some hurt egos


Final speach from Tomas - very honest, very emotional - thank you Tomas

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Roberto Drago
Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 22:39

To Ursula and Domenico; thank you for a very nice tour and for having had the patience and care for all of us. To the other participants of the tour; it was nice meeting you all and a very positive experience riding the Tuscany countryside with you. Take care and be safe.
Doug Langer
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 13:52

This was an incredible trip. Our tour guides were great. It was an opportunity to spend time with old friends and meet new ones. Food and scenery were added highlights. A time to remember.
Elaine Devine
Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11:35

Thanks for the birthday wishes, how wonderful it was to spend it in Italy on such a fantastic tour. We have had 8 incredible days, It was all you said it would be and we were not disappointed. Ursula and Domenico were terrific guides and tremendous riders. Ursula rode with such grace, Domenicio rode the way we thought an Italian would ride ( with great passion for the sport). I hope you are enjoying your rally in the US.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 06:38

How do you like Tuscany? Enjoy the Italian lifestyle - and the roads!
Ride safe,
Roberto Drago
Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 22:34

Hello Marko, it was nice to hear from you. Tuscany was amazing. I loved it. The food and wine was also very, as they say, buonissimo. Take care and hope to see you soon. Ciao. Roberto
Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 04:22

Hi Elaine and Brian!
You seem to be having a great time - I hope you like the tour, as I promised! Elaine - happy belated birthday! Too bad I can't be riding with you, but I am in Fayetteville, AR, at the Bikes, Blues and BBQ rally...
But I am sure that Ursula and Domenica are taking good care of you!!
Enjoy Tuscany,
Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 00:08

this is for Joe Pezzutti!!!!
Hi Joe
thanks for sending me 3 of this lovely couples. I think they enjoy the trip.
Thanks for the T-shirt and the patch.
So nice to hear from you again.
Regards to Ruth
Joe Pezzuti
Monday, September 29, 2014 at 16:13

Hope the shirt fits. The patch is for a jacket.
Monday, September 29, 2014 at 16:57

Hi Joe,
I can`t call you for the next week. I am on the next Tuscany Tour. Will be home october 7th.
Joe Pezzuti
Monday, September 29, 2014 at 16:12

I knew you would take care of our friends. So happy to hear you are well. PLease call if you can, Ruth and I would love to talk to you.


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