Collio on a Vespa

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Collio Vespa.JPGUPDATE, July 2, 2011: Three weeks after this post appeared, the New York Times runs a big interactive feature by Ingrid Williams about, yes, riding a Vespa along the Collio trail.

I admit it, I'm a sucker for scooters. I drive the Yamaha Vino in Seattle, so I jumped at the chance to tour the Collio hills on a sunny Sunday afternoon on a bright yellow Vespa.

And what a sweet machine it is. Room under the seat for Michael's D80 loaner with its 12mm lens. Off I go, into the hills, toward San Florian (church square under reconstruction), down again to Oslavia (World War One ossuary, remains of 60,000 soldiers), stop on market square in Cormòns for Aperol spritz and bowl of gulasch soup.

Photos online here.

Here's the embedded slideshow:

Collio on a Vespa

Scooter outing courtesy of the elegant resort Castello di Spessa. My trip to Italy is being hosted by the Cosorzio Collio Carso, whose motto, I need not remind you, is "I Love Collio!"

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