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Tuscany on two wheels

Published on April 26, 2006 4:45 PM | Comments

Here is an interesting article from the Guardian:

"A red Vespa buzzes through a sun-baked Tuscan village. Past a pavement cafe where elegant heads swivel for a better look, past old women with brooms and black aprons, who stop chatting to smile and wave. As it pulls up on the cobbles of the small piazza, a gaggle of children throw down their bicycles and run out in raptures to greet it.

So far, so clich├ęd, but look closer. As he takes off his helmet, you can see the scooter rider isn't olive-skinned Giovanni from Florence, home of Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Medicis. It's me, pasty-white Tom from Woking, home of Toys R Us and the Peacocks shopping centre."

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