Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | Domenico Schiano Moriello | Europe
Day 5, Cooking Class
Last day of this beautiful Tuscany by scooter tour! Is there a better way to finish it then with a cooking class? In the beautiful hotel Villa Pitiana we prepared salad, pizza, pasta and a delicious tiramisù dessert! After we ate all these things that we prepared, we relaxed a bit in the beautiful garden and then we took our scooters again and rode back to Florence. A last stop for a delicious ice cream was really deserved after such a nice tour.
It was a great week together, thank you everybody!!! Keep in touch!
relaxing in Villa Pitiana
last photo stop
Day 4, Arezzo
After leaving Florence we could enjoy the twisties of Passo della Consuma, reaching a height of 1050 metres above sea level. After a first break in Poppi, a little village listed among the 100 most beautiful ones of Italy, we finally reached Arezzo, a charming old town that now is the centre of the Italian jewelry industry. Roberto Benigni filmed many scenes of his Oscar-winning film "Life is Beautiful" in the "Piazza Grande" of Arezzo, its most noteworthy medieval square. After a good lunch and of course a coffee, nice twisty roads throuch vines and olive trees took us back to Florence!
the castle of Poppi
Coffee break in Poppi
The main square of Arezzo
too much fun riding!
Last break in Reggello
Day 3, Siena
Crossing again the Chianti wine region, we reached the beautiful and famous town of Siena, where we could admire one of the most beautiful squares in the world, the famous "Piazza del Campo". A traditional horse race takes place in this square twice a year, the "Palio di Siena", where the contrades of the city compete against each-other. Since it was raining a bit, why not go inside the Cathedral? The interiors are incredibly beautiful and richly decorated. Gaiole in Chianti was the village chosen for our last coffee break!
rainy day... no problem!
the Cathedral of Siena
Day 2, the Appennini mountains!
Soooo many curves today! We rode through the Appennini mountain range and our first stop was in Scarperia to see the worldwide famous Mugello Circuit (owned by Ferrari) where every year the Italian Grand Prix of MotoGP takes place. After hundreds of curves we reached the nice village of Palazzuolo where we had lunch and then we also rode on the twisties of the famous "Muraglione" pass before heading back to Florence!
The Mugello circuit
coffee break in Scarperia
Riding on the Appennini... where the roads are not less challenging than on the Alps!
picture stop overlooking Florence
Day 1, San Gimignano
Our scooters are ready to explore Tuscany, the place where the Vespa was born!
On our first riding day we rode southwards, through the winding roads of the wonderful Chianti region, famous for its good wine. After a first stop in the nice village of Greve, we went to San Gimignano, the “Manhattan of the Middle Ages”, famous for its towers and listed in the Unesco World Heritage sites. San Gimignano is also famous for its ice cream, the two ice cream makers in the central square are "the best in the world" and the "world champion". Which one is better?
Donna and Donald
Isa and John
John, Susan and Heather
first stop in Greve in Chianti
Phyllis, Jefferson and Patrick
view of San Gimignano
Linda and Melanie
Heather can read just anywhere!