Vroom with a View : Milan to Rome on a '61 Vespa: Milan to Rome on a '61 Vespa

Author(s): Peter Moore

Travel Writing

After a late night Tai Bo fitness commercial warns him that his life will be over after 40, Peter Moore decides to pursue a boyhood dream sparked by watching old black and white movies of Sophia Loren riding motor scooters - to putt-putt around Italy on a 1960s Vespa, living la dolce vita. Of course, it couldn't be just any Vespa. With his 40th birthday approaching, Peter wanted a bike as old as he was and in the same condition - a little rough around the edges, but still going okay. And it had to have saddle seats. And a temperamental electrical system. And a little too much chrome. Basically the sort of motor scooter you'd see a young Marcello Mastroianni riding wearing a sharp suit and a pair of Ray Bans. From picnicking in the Italian alps to attempting to gate-crash Frances Mayes' villa and re-enacting 'Roman Holiday', "Vroom With a View" is as much a romance as a travel adventure. Not only does Peter sweep the woman of his dreams off her feet, he falls in love with a side of Italy others rarely see, along with Sophia of course.

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Author of the bestselling NO SHITTING IN THE TOILET which grew from his award-winning website of the same name; THE WRONG WAY HOME; THE FULL MONTEZUMA and SWAHILI FOR THE BROKEN-HEARTED, Peter Moore has visited 92 countries and has become the voice of independent travel. His monthly email newsletter goes out to more than 3000 subscribers. A former advertising copywriter and website designer, he now writes full-time to support his travel habit

General Fields

  • : 9781863254144
  • : Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
  • : Bantam
  • : November 2003
  • : 199mm X 132mm X 21mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

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  • : Peter Moore
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 914.50493
  • : 352
  • : maps