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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:35 am 
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Location: Damp Rushden, Northants
Scooter Type: Vespa 150 Sprint, GTS 300 in Dragon red.
Hi, I'm off to Italy in September to visit the Piaggio factory and the surrounding areas. I've never crossed Europe by scooter before, so I'd like some info about getting there, which B+B's to stay, and general laws on each country I'll be passing- i understand that you have to wear dayglo jackets going through France!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:54 pm 
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Hello,

In France you don't need to wear anything except an helmet, and clothes ;-) !

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:01 pm 
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Location: Phoenix Arizona
Scooter Type: 2007 Vespa 250gts
While in Italy, Convent's are great places to stay. Very clean, they prepare great meals.
A "Pensione" is a small hotel, usually a good deal (I've had a few that were JUST a place to lay my head).
As a word of advice - Most hotels in the big cities do not have parking.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:25 am 
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Location: leic, uk.
Scooter Type: GTS, 300cc, TOURING.
Just to let you know, as was hoping is thread would have been on this tread somewhere, But jimc on the modernvespa + this site as got a great blog on here somewhere about scooting all the way to italy and back.....well worth searching out...jimc if you see my post here mate, pop it on here jim..as it is great, interesting, useful, etc........cheers mart.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:24 pm 
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Location: SW London UK
Scooter Type: GP800, Fuoco, X9 250, GT200, GTS 250
'Ere 'tis:
http://www.wotmeworry.org.uk/bisr/report.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:15 pm 
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Location: Gloucestershire
Scooter Type: Piaggio, vespa GTS 300
Hi, me and a mate are travelling down from Gloucestershire to Dover-Calais, then onto Pisa, Italy this coming june, any advice recommendations? Stops, hotels, route? Please feel free to email me at denisbooth@msn.com, thanks


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:50 am 
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Location: leic, uk.
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Hi a couple of books worth a read , cheap on a.zon, etc...are , vroom with a view , and vroom from the sea....about scooting around parts of italy, on a old vespa.....very readable...the chap now lives in london and rides a et4 i believe....

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:24 pm 
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Location: sheffield
Scooter Type: GTS 300,PX200
ive just got back and its a brilliant experiance,its quite easy finding somewhere to stay just about every town as bnb's motels n hotels,on average about 60 quid for a double room with breakfast.the tolls...cost us about 200 quid there n back and it seemed like they were waiting for us around every corner,the upside is the roads are in excellent condition,i sussed out (altough not till we were on the way back) that the auto strada's (A roads) nearly always have an E road running along side them A''s are blue signs,E's are green signs...the E roads take longer but the scenary is better and you don't have to pay,as for wearing hi viz stuff,you just need to carry it incase you break down,also carry 2 DIY breath test kits (about a fiver on ferry) and a spare bulb kit..thats about it really.......enjoy mate its brilliant....as is the vespa museum....check out my photo's on face book....i'll share them on the forums page ;)

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