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Old 01-05-2015, 02:07 PM   #1
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My 47.000km journey all over Italy!

Hi Travellers!

Last month I got back home after my 6 month journey all over Italy. Starting the past 1st June I rode 47.000km visiting every italian region (1 week each one), discovering the best of them with the help of local bikers who hosted and driven me. Furthermore, thanks to the support I have received by the Motociclismo magazine I could change bikes along the road. So, I tried 2 Bmw, 3 Ducati, 2 Honda and 1 Yamaha. Such a great experience, indeed!

I have created this Topic for sharing my journey with all of those willing to know more about Italy.

With the next post I'll show you pictures about my first week in Lombardy!
Here I was at the Motociclismo's headquarter, the starting point in Milan.

Cheers from Rome!
Alessandro
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Old 01-05-2015, 02:41 PM   #2
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:44 PM   #3
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:54 PM   #5
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I'm looking forward to learning more about Italy!

I've been studying your language for two years. Do you have a report about the trip written in Italian? If so, can you put the link here in your ride report?

Grazie mille!
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Old 01-06-2015, 03:17 AM   #6
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for showing interest on my Italian journey!

Day by day, in this thread, I'll show you the best pictures I did of every region along with description of them.
Feel free any time to ask me information and tips!

In addition of my contribution for Motociclismo, I'm also an Italian Motorcycle Tour Guide....who knows, maybe one day we'll be sharing the roads!

Cheers from Rome,
Alessandro
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Old 01-06-2015, 03:23 AM   #7
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I'm looking forward to learning more about Italy!

I've been studying your language for two years. Do you have a report about the trip written in Italian? If so, can you put the link here in your ride report?

Grazie mille!
Ciao!
I feel honoured about your Italian studies, it isn't common!
I mean...you don't need any other languages to make you understood all over the world, at least the spanish, but you have chosen Italian....well done! ahah

By the way, I'm writing in those days an humble ebook about my journey which afterwards will be translated in english.
Whilst, if you understand italian you can definitely check my website in the italian version. In the Homepage you will find the articles from the last one to the first one.

Ps....let me read how your italian is! :)

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Old 01-06-2015, 03:45 AM   #8
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Hi Alessandro from Rome!
For us this is a very interesting source of inspiration !
Start please posting and sharing info and photos...we re in!!!:

Alexandros from Athens
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:05 AM   #9
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Hi Alessandro from Rome!
For us this is a very interesting source of inspiration !
Start please posting and sharing info and photos...we re in!!!:

Alexandros from Athens
Hey Namesake...please to know you!

I have good memories of Greece. Back in 2012 I went for a journey all over Turkey and I did greek stops over Meteore and Kavala. I know...nothing compare with what has to offer your country!

By the way, be ready...tomorrow I will start posting! ;)

Cheers,
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:24 AM   #10
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Basta parlare, andiamo a la relazione giro con molte immagini

Thanks for sharing your ride and showing us the beauty of Italia
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:36 AM   #11
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Basta parlare, andiamo a la relazione giro con molte immagini

Thanks for sharing your ride and showing us the beauty of Italia
Are you trying to intimidate me?
..don't forget you are talking with a Italian "Mafia&Spaghetti" guy!

I will get back to all of you by tomorrow!
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:58 AM   #13
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Ciao!

Whilst, if you understand italian you can definitely check my website in the italian version. In the Homepage you will find the articles from the last one to the first one.

Ps....let me read how your italian is! :)

Alessandro
Alessandro,

Grazie per la sua riposta e l'invito ad usare la mia lingua nuova! Dove posso trovare il suo sito dal giro? Vorrei leggere tutto in italiano s possibile.

Ciao, ciao,

Sean

P.S. Mi potrebbe spedire un messaggio privato con delle idee su come posso scrivere le frasi sopra pi migliore?
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Old 01-07-2015, 04:17 AM   #14
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Here we are at the starting line!:
(Guys, forgive me probable grammar mistakes)

As I told you in the previous post, I started my adventure from the Motociclismo magazine headquarter, in Milan. So that, my first week was totally spent in the region of Lombardy.
Sadly it was, as it would be almost the whole journey, a bloody chilly and rainy week...Anyway we know, even a storm won't stop bikers



Here I was riding into the Gorges of Tremosine along the Lake of Garda. It was a tremendous ride as the Gorges were narrow and 1st\2nd gear upward. You have to go slow and pay attention to the width of your bike especially with panniers. Once I reached the end of the twisting tight road I stopped on a very nice balcony were I could see a wide view of the Lake of Garda....I was stunning!



What kind of place is that? Might you wonder...The answer is simple: The pearl of Lombardy. It's a very pretty and tiny village which literally lay down on the river Mincio. Tell you what...it's the favourite place for Lombardy's citizens where to celebrate marriage!



I don't think I need to add more. I guess you know better than me what we are talking about!
I can just add where is it (Val Trompia). Quite an enjoyable ride will take you to Tremosine sul Garda (First picture) throughtout the beautiful lake of Valvestino (the picture below)!



As well as the whole northen Italy even Lombardy is a wine producer so if you need to have a ride break, you should stop over to Ferghettina wine house!



As you know Lombardy to us also means Alps, Dolomitiesthe beginning of them. A stylishly beginning thanks to the Gavia Pass. Im sure you heard about it but if you have ever seen it, take a look at the pic below. Here I was at the top Gavia Pass.I promise it was June!



Finally, if you think you let your Motogp Rider soul takes the control of your right wrist and need a spiritual retreat, this church it's in the perfect place!





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Old 01-07-2015, 04:30 AM   #15
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Fantastico! There's an awesome single lane road on the edge of a cliff just north of lake Garda, it's all twists and turns and I only saw other riders on it, no cars, for about 40km. I wish I knew what it was. Any ideas?

Passo Gavia for me rates higher than Stelvio as far as riding goes. Here's one pic from Gavia.



same road, close-up... too many great to cover in one lifetime!

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