The tour is over - what a great week, awesome food, new experiences,good riding, lot of fun.
The first group ever with not even a single tip over!!! Well done!!
Hope you all had a good flight back to "Down Under" - we are looking forward seeing you again.
Keep the rubber side down
Ursula and Guido
7. riding day: San Marino - Florence
Forli - best bakery ever
Saturday afternoon at Muraglione Pass - what a good place to be
the zebras showed up
the first Nine T I`ve seen on Italian roads
the yellow fits well amongst all these blue ones
Boot beer in Villa Pitiana
6. riding day: Restday Assisi - hop on hop off
A lot of things to do today - have a look
First stop at Rimini - the "German Barbeque" - but Mrs. Schneider, Mrs. Müller and Mrs. Schmid are already at home, but....
some nice Russian girls have arrived instead
next stop: Coriano - the hometown of Marco Simoncelli
Misano Race track name after Sic
view from Gabicce Monte down to the Adriatic sea - a beautiful stretch on the "Strada panoramica Adriatica" starts
not too bad...
The Ranch - Valentino Rossi`s private little race track in Tavullia
Tavullia - Rossi`s fan shop
The fanclub got a new member
5. riding day: Assisi - San Marino
After we made it round Perugia on the highway we made a special coffee stop for our "anniversary" couple high above the Lago Trasimeno
Lunch in Cortna....
Some impressions from Cortona the filmset for "under the Tuscan sun"
After a great lunch at "Il Grillo" - Urbino - the Renaissance town.
Lloyd and Anne-Maree
Graham and Bronwyn
Louis and Janie - in the background the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino
Ursula`s drive way
Ok, I bought something stupid - 2 cypress trees - beautiful!!!! Now they are in the van (will be anyway a problem to get them home in my car) but as the driveway will look like that on the picture it`ll take a little bit...
4. riding day: Restday Assis - we went to Orvieto
Breakfast time in the oldest cellar of Assisi - Giotto hotel
the hidden treasures
San Francis in Assisi
I am not hungry
The "Down under" gang
3 riding day: Siena Assisi
as usual the day started with a little bit of work - copying the map
the audience is listening to Guido`s briefing
the Australian gang
some impressions along the way
first coffee stop in Montalcino, worldwide famous for the "Brunello di Montalcino" wine
the abbay of Sant'Antimo not far from Montalcino
Inside the old Abbey of San Antimo
Ursula has prepared a tasty picnic ....
at the picnic spot high above the Orcia Valley
enjoy your lunch
arrived at Assisi
2. Riding Day - Restday in Siena - "Il Crete"
Typical Tuscan landscape and beside that a lot of curves
these both are in construction business - they were amazed
Monte Olvieto Maggiore - the old Benedictan Abbey
the group was enjoying our beautiful hotel "Scacciapensiere" in Siena.....
with the mediterranean garden
1. Riding Day - Florence - Siena
the rolling hills of the Chianti are waiting for us
The van is ready to load the luggage
Morning briefing at Villa Pitiana
copying the maps before briefing
Off we go....
first stop: Greve in Chianti - Macelleria Fallorni
Sunday market in Greve with the local products
Il Gallo Nero - the black rooster - icon of the Chianti area
At lunch at "Il Pestello" these Ducati riders showed up
Graham would like to have one...
Royal Dinner at our hotel in Siena -" Scacciapensieri"
We are ready, everything prepared...
Antonella is getting the dinner tables done
Back in the Villa an Irish wedding was going on. These guys gave us a rumorous night....
The Tour of Tuscany starts tomorrow and we getting the bikes ready for our Australian group
View from our start hotel "Villa Pitiana" outside Florence
Anne-Maree and Lloyd did the Guided City Tour in Florence. Some impressions from this outstanding city - despite we were spending most of the time shopping leather goods, we had some cultural highlights as well
Cappelle Medici - the Dusk and the Dawn, the Night and the Morning - all originals from Michelangelo
Inside the great market hall
David in front of Palazzo Vecchio - what a man....
Some strange guys in front of the Uffizi
Ponte Vecchio in the back ground