Piombino in Tuscany, what a discovery..

Like many, my only knowledge of the north Italian coastal city of Piombino was as a port from where to take a ferry to the lovely island of Elba. Indeed several years ago with a group of motorcycle friends we had ridden to the port and waited for the ferry, without even a glance atContinue reading “Piombino in Tuscany, what a discovery..”

Back in Italy from the UK, great trip, great car but what a sad, sad UK…

Crazy plan indeed but hey I enjoy crazy cos I love to challenge myself and I certainly did but to be honest the real challenge was not the fantastic journey but the new UK Brexit/COVID regulations, more below. When I set off on a Friday afternoon I decided to break myself in gently to theContinue reading “Back in Italy from the UK, great trip, great car but what a sad, sad UK…”

Fiorenzuola d’Arda, a lovely town and Hotel Mathis is truly wonderful!!

I have been visiting this small town for two years since my son moved there to play basketball for the local team, they were in the Italian C league seeking promotion. He has played in B for several years and Fiorenzuola were building a team to get back up into B. Having gained promotion intoContinue reading “Fiorenzuola d’Arda, a lovely town and Hotel Mathis is truly wonderful!!”

A trip from Amalfi to the Midlands (UK) and back, by Vito van…

Well, the fiendish plan was to take my beloved 2015 Yamaha TMax scooter plus my sweet 2013 Honda CB500 back to the UK and to collect my brand new Yamaha TMax 530DX which was waiting for me at Alf England (www.alfengland.co.uk). Yamaha have just launched the TMax 560 so many dealers were caught with stockContinue reading “A trip from Amalfi to the Midlands (UK) and back, by Vito van…”

The (fast) ride home…

Well I collected my beautiful new Yamaha MT10SP last week in the Midlands from Alf England and I then rode her home to Amalfi. You need a day to ride through France and then another to cover Italy, on a bike you MUST take yer time and allow for weather, tiredness, traffic and all ofContinue reading “The (fast) ride home…”

Nick Sanders – what a guy! Mr Round the World motorcyclist in person…

Have a look at this guy’s web site: https://www.nicksanders.com/. Nick is perhaps the most prolific world traveller ever, he has collaborated with Yamaha for many years and his travels with the R1 and more recently the SuperTenere 1200 have been made into some fantastic books and films. Nick is and remains a very down-to-earth guyContinue reading “Nick Sanders – what a guy! Mr Round the World motorcyclist in person…”