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Best of Italy (BOI2201)

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | Michaela Achatzi / Stefan Sykora | Europe / Italy

Welcome in Rom

Welcom to the best of Italy, in Rome. Your Tourguides Michaela and Stefan are looking forward to showing you the most beautiful corners of Italy!

Wellcome Briefing @ our start Hotel Occidental Aurelia in Roma
First the job, than the pleasure. Our Wellcome dinner @ the Restaurant Arturo just a few steps away from the Hotel. We got surprised with a three course menu....
....home made Pasta.....
...grilled vegetables....
...and lovely "straccetti di maremma" - slices from the maremma beaf with rocket salat.
Now we're ready to get some sleep to be fit for our first ride tomorrow.

1. Riding Day - Rom to Assisi

Today is our first day of riding from Rome to Assis, 194 km. The weather order worked. So let's go and leave Rome on the fast way on the highway. We start to explore the most beautiful streets and squares of Italy. But also to enjoy the good Italian cuisine. but first we get to know our new motorcycles.


I'm looking forward to more beautiful days
good night 


Gail David, Buzz and Larry are so excited about their first day of riding, can't wait to get started
First coffee stop in Narni
a pretty little lane in beautiful Montefalco, our lunch stop

you can see a typical cypress avenue In Umbrian
what a fantastic backdrop, Assisi, famous Christian pilgrimage site
but before we get to our hotel in the heart of Assisi, we have to get on the bike again
and that's how Giovanni Francesco woke up every morning....
we visit the Basilica of Assisi, Stefan has some info from St. Franics
The entrance to the basilica of Francesco
lingering through the tombs and the cathedral we`re ready for a little walk and check out the old town....telling stories about the Etrusker, Greeks and other fairy tales....
....the storie teller, Hobbit Stefan....
guess who I Am...?
...must be the elf queen.....
....ah, that's the princess of the Hobbits....
and of course, the wizard of OZ
BMW meets Ducati , the garage is full
Two groups in the same hotel

2. Riding Day - Assisi to San Marino

A quick photo stop at a nice spot just about the Lake of "Lago Trasimeno"
A little coffee stop in Cortona
Lunch time close to Citta di Castello @ Fraccano - Bocca Seriola, Restaurant Il Grillo
Another amazing backdrop in the front of Urbino, the home of "Signore Federico da Montefeltro"
...almost there.....a last impression before we go up the hill to get some nice food... matter what your taste ask for...
...some of us like a breeze of the sea...
....something light after a hard day of riding....
...or a trophy of the day....there are no problems - only solutions.....
keep calm and ride on...

3. Riding Day - San Marino to Firenze

Today wie come back to the EU.On the way to Tavullia, the hometown of superstar Valentino Roosi. 
Continue to the " Strada Panoramica Adriadico" 23 km curvy road.  On top a breathtaking outlook.

From Emilia-Romagna we cross over into Tuscany. We lucky with the wether, an corridor with sun. Enjoy the fantastic road of the Passo del Muraglione.

In the evening we arrived our hotel in Firenze 


a visit to the doctor
private circuit of Valentino Rossi
no Italy without a pizza
Adriatico Coast
Passenger need a Power Nap
Passo del Muraglione
So happy , we found a corridor without Rain
Delicious food
Jummy jummy
Special dessert vor David

Restday - Firenze

We start the restday with a fantastic breakfast
The stunning few from the Piazzale Michelangelo. Michaela let the spirit flow.....
An appetizer place
Thank you Claudia and Marie-Theresa for the
Beginning of this beautiful evening

4. Riding Day - Firenze to Volterra

I heard that somebody's got his birthday 2day.....little surprise for Larry on his very spezial day. All the best for you, dude.
One of the most spectacular bell towers in Europe. The Torre di Pisa. Build on sand, 200 years of building and still crooked....
Well, at least Galileo learned something out of it.....the law of gravity.
That's the beach of Pisa. It was not so hot, that we wanted to go for a swim. Next time maybe...
There's something with Italia and Ice Cream......sadly we couldn't fit that to a bike.
Wellcome to the Manhattan of Italia - San Gimignano. Once about a time there were 72 towers, 12 of theme are left. Well, its been some years between.
Little shot from the Piazza della Cisterna at the old town of San Gimignano
After a long and good day of riding, Michaela read my mind. She surprised us with boot beer and snacks at the parking from our Hotel in Volterra. Thanks so much honey - good job.

5. Riding Day - Volterra to Siena

After we explained that we can't do the wine testing because we still have some miles to do, the lord of the castel felt sad about us and took us on a tour through the building were the wine is produced.
The new building were the wine gets fermented......7000 liters a barrel
The storage room with barrels form 100 to 500 liters
The privat collection of the landlord. If you want to have a try, you must get a good friend of him. Otherwise these bottles are not for doesn't matter how much you offer...
A little winery of the Chianti region. He sells "only" 700.000 Liters a year and only 5% of it in Italia. The rest goes all over the world. May one day you drink a wine from there in a complete different country, who knows....
The little privat house of the family. We made a photo to see if it would suit us....
We were lucky that the boy`s showing off. The girls were chilling at the gras and didn't bother at all.
I scream for you scream, we all scream for ice cream...... cream for everybody at the Piazza del Campo in Siena, one off the most beautiful Cities in Italia.
The boys in front of the Torre del Mangia, the belltower.
Gaul and Larry have a breathtaking view of the beautiful marble floors and sculptures
the dome of the cathedral in Siena
Siena's square, the most beautiful in Italy, in the shape of a shell

6. Riding Day - Siena to Pienza

A quick photo stop on the other side of Monte much tourists on the main spot.....but our Tourguides will always find a hidden treasure...
Nice surprise - Michaela preparer a lovely and tasty picknick for us just before Pienza.
The weather was fantastic, the roads had good grip and were almost empty....good food and company with a nice few....what more you can ask for....?

7. Riding Day - Pienza to Roma

we are a bit sad, our last briefing
the beautiful Cathedral of Orvieto
Over a fantastic farewell dinner, Stefan and Michael say thank you for the great time and for riding with us and Edelweiss
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Judy Olson
Monday, May 9, 2022 at 01:23

Happy Birthday Larry!!!
Following you everyday on your wonderful vacation!
Shirley Patrick
Monday, May 9, 2022 at 00:44

The pictures look awesome. Gail & Larry look great. What wonderful vacation. Larry, enjoy your special day. Happy Birthday!

Happy Mother's Day Gail!
Shirley Patrick
Monday, May 9, 2022 at 00:35

The pictures look awesome. Gail & Larry look great. What wonderful vacation. Larry, enjoy your special day. Happy Birthday!
Susan Carl
Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 18:24

Happy Birthday, Larry! Safe travels. Love, Susan
Susan Carl
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 17:17

Love riding along with Gail and Larry. Tell them Hi from Susan.
Judy Olson
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 00:19

Tell Larry and Gail to keep smiling for the camera, loving the pictures!
Say hi from Judy
Michaela Achatzi
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 00:29

Hey Judy ,
Thanks for looking,
I will do my very best
Michaela say hallo to you
Jan Van der Jagt
Monday, May 2, 2022 at 14:48

Ho Michaela ann Stefan, have fun! Greetings from Greece
Michaela Achatzi
Monday, May 2, 2022 at 16:45

… and Markus
Michaela Achatzi
Monday, May 2, 2022 at 16:43

Hey Jan
The same from you


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