Hello out there and welcome to the BEST OF ITALY DUCATI TOUR with MOTO GP MUGELLO and plenty of sunshine! Today was our first riding day! Riders from 6 different countries: US, Aussie, Canada, Colombia, Tour Guide Marko from Germany and me from bella Italia are looking foreward to some very good riding around central Italy! We are going to explore 2 countries: the republic of Italy and the republic of San Marino, plus cruising trough 4 different regions: Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria and Marche.
But before leaving the beautiful University city of Bologna with about 60.000 students we did a visit to the Ducati Museum and the Outlet Store in “Borgo Panigale”.
Check it out!!
Ducati fan but still Casey Stoner supporter: Greg Nagy from Australia! Let’s see how surprised he’ll be when “The Doctor” will win tomorrow …
But we stay realistic and enjoy the Museum …
Beck Peter from Australia and Meuleners Robert from US
A very interesting guided tour and here the most sexiest bikes around
George Tamkus and Laurie Ballard fascinated by the bikes
And obviously some nice riding as well: beautiful scenery and very good food! Also some old bikes around
The weekend market in Bologna
New helmet fashion
and some cool frames ...
first dinner together
leaving the hotel in Bologna
...and it's nice and warm!!
Today we went to watch the Moto GP of Mugello! What a race!!! Unfortunately the internet at the hotel isn't the best - so more photos about that during the week or allready tomorrow when we'll stop for a night in Siena, another beautiful city!!
Keep you updated!
Greetings from Florence - on the way for the best Pizza in town ....
Duomo di Firenze - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
from Ponte Vecchio
On the way to the GP in Mugello! I just say: if you have a Ducati you should have a Vespa too …
Vinales won, second Romano Fenati and 3th Sandro Cortese!
What a race!!!!
Photoshooting with Valentino's Bike
Greg and Gord having fun
Moto 2 with Andrea Iannone
RED is the color ...
And the Moto GP with Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso
Good job Casey ...
...and Valentino too ...
after the race - italian job
Edelweiss - best ride there is ...
Piazzale Michelangelo - overlooking Florence
Robert and Cheryl
Luis (Figo) Fernando Jaramillo, from Cali - Colombia
Panzano di Chianti - Coffe stop
Yes it is a good tour!
Pestello, our lunch stop
...with the BELLISSIMO waiter!!! NOOOO capuccino after lunch my friends!!!
So that was just another good riding day! Perfect weather, outstanding roads, no traffic and verrry good food!! Happy and safe in Siena now!
Peter on the Lago di Trasimeno
Black Mamba, Tiger Bernardo and Magnum PI Gord
the bikes under the tuscan sun in Cortona
what a view!!!!
everything under control ...
George and Laurie on the Multistrada
another great lunch!!
PAPPPPARDELLLE ! ! ! ! !
it's good and it's fun!!
...and his friends...
San Marino we are on the way ...
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What a day!! Just awesome roads, excellent food, outstanding coffee / red bull, and many many laughs!! So far an perfect tour for everybody!! Tomorrow last riding day towards Bologna, hometown of Ducati!
More news during the day!
Ride safe out there!