The 40-Year-Old Vespa Virgin
by Peter Moore
In the summer he turned 40, Peter Moore bought a Vespa as old as he was and rode it from Milan to Rome.
It was a trip that took him through medieval stone towns, patchworked fields and into the hearts of all the Italians he met.
This is an abridged version of Peter's book about the trip, Vroom with a View, published by Random House. It first appeared in the Lonely Planet anthology, Flightless.