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MV Agusta Factory Club 2009

15 April, 2020
The MV Agusta brand has always had some glorious activities for its dedicated customers, and a few days ago the first draft of the 2009 program for its Club Factory clientele was released. The overture is planned for the opening…

Where to go in Italy: Touring Club awards Lombardy tourism

15 April, 2020
The Touring Club Italy with its orange flags is a kind of Italian tourism equivalent of Michelin stars. Since 1999 it has been awarding towns with less than 15,000 inhabitants according to rigorous selection criteria. Local councils must have important…

Your pics: touring Italy on a motorcycle, the Val d'Adige

13 April, 2020
These photos come from reader Federico and his motorcycle tour of Italy’s Val d’Adige. He often takes his trusty hypermotard for a ride, saying “when passion calls, the motorcyclist responds”. This tour through the Dolomites looks a little cold, with…

Italy vs the tourists: disrespectful tourists ignored by locals

31 March, 2020
In a recent survey by Le vie del gusto magazine with Italy’s local mayors, it’s been revealed that despite the importance of tourism to the national economy, the relationship between local Italians and tourists in Italy is often fraught.The number…

Tourism in Italy: the rocky town of Matera in Basilicata

24 March, 2020
The above video takes us on a tour of Matera, a city of rock in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. Fabled in cinema, the “sassi” or “rocks” of Matera have become a symbol of Italy’s south. The town has…

Traffic in Italy: scooters and pedestrian crossings

19 March, 2020
This funny video on driving in Italy, and crossing the road, was filmed in Trieste which makes me laugh, because it’s not famous for its traffic as, say, driving in Rome or Naples. Basically the trick in Italy is once…