Before moving to the Italian Riviera, I lived in Florence. For a long period every weekend I used to catch the train to reach my fiancé, who is ligurian from Camogli. During my trip from Tuscany to Liguria by train I was fascinated by the unique panoramas. I think the trains are a fun way to do some sightseeing while getting a point to another, but I decided that I had to explore more and needed another kind of means of transport. That’s why I decided to take a vespa motorcycle!
From that moment I began to discover a part of one of the most beautiful road of Italy, Via Aurelia known also as the Roman Road. With my vespa I drove up and down on the Italian Riviera from Chiavari to Nervi village feeling like Audrey Hepbrun in “Roman Holidays” movie.
I and my fiancé loved to stop along the Via Aurelia discovering new places. We took with us just few things: our motorcycle helmets of course, our sunglasses, a road map, a camera to take many pictures and a backpack for all the culinary delights that we bought in the food shops along the road.
On the Aurelia Road starting from Chiavari riviera we followed the blue signs for Genoa and after a few kilometers we arrived in one of my favorite part of the Ligurian Riviera: the promontory of Portofino Mountain. There’s a breathtaking panorama, because on one side you can admire the blue of the Mediterranean Sea and on the other an endless expanse of green olive groves. Proceeding we reached Zoagli village. We followed the Sant’Ambrogio church signs and arrived in a beautiful small square with a ligurian mosaic floor and a baroque church standing in front of us. Gorgeous!
No GPS! That was our adventure spirit: driving with the wind on our faces in total freedom, stopping to admire the panoramas, taking a picture and then sharing it, getting off the vespa and having a snack by the sea, being in contact with the local people. It worth a try, believe me! I do it even nowadays, even if my fiancé today is my husband and even if now I moved definitively in Liguria. A dream came true.