Vroom with a View: In Search of Italy's Dolce Vita on a '61 Vespa

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Riding the back roads, visiting small towns, sleeping in haylofts, Moore shows us an Italy rarely seen—from picnicking in the Italian Alps to rattling through cobbled hilltop towns to gate-crashing France Mayes's villa. When Moore's girlfriend, Sally, joins him for two weeks on the road, his fantasy is complete, summer in Italy on a Vespa with too much chrome and a pretty girl riding on the back.

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Overview

Riding the back roads, visiting small towns, sleeping in haylofts, Moore shows us an Italy rarely seen—from picnicking in the Italian Alps to rattling through cobbled hilltop towns to gate-crashing France Mayes's villa. When Moore's girlfriend, Sally, joins him for two weeks on the road, his fantasy is complete, summer in Italy on a Vespa with too much chrome and a pretty girl riding on the back.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781933572017
  • Publisher: Centro Books
  • Publication date: 5/25/2006
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 7.92 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Moore
Peter Moore
Peter Moore is Australia's best-loved travel author. His first book, No Shitting in the Toilet, quickly became a backpacker classic. His second, The Wrong Way Home, is regarded as 'must-read' for those considering taking the overland route from London to Sydney. And Vroom with a View, which captures the unbridled joy of jumping on a Vespa and riding around Italy.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2009

    Funny?

    Boring, repetitive and not very funny. It was a chore to continue reading until the end in the hope that the story would improve-it didn't.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2006

    The Sweet Life doesn't get much sweeter

    Never have I been more entertained by, or more envious of, of an author's escapades than in Peter Moore's 'Vroom with a View.' If you already love Vespas, it's a must-read... if, on the other hand, you'd never given the lovable scooters more than a second thought, be prepared to spend countless hours scouring the internet for your own personal Sophia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2006

    delightfully dolce vita!

    I know- never judge a book by its cover- but the delightful and colorful cover only teased you about what was ahead- I finished it in less than two days. Peter Moore's adventure throughout Italy on his 61 Vespa was delightful and witty. I laughed and even felt like the dirt was hitting me as he rode through the roads and towns of italy. His description of each town and experience was personal and charming- its a great story on adventure, longing, self discoveries, and just life! it makes you want to raise a glass and toast! salute!

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