the Italy and Ireland blog, 2009


It all began with a crazy notion from Tom (“Hey, I could ride a Ducati on a racetrack in Italy!”) and an offhand statement of complete rejection from Christine (“Yeah, right; if you win the lottery!”).

So I did.

In two days, we’re leaving.

(Read more on the blog from the beginning, or by choosing a part that is of interest, below.

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part 1: where passion comes from

part 2: getting there

part 3: Ireland, for the first time

part 4: Bologna

part 5: at Ducati

part 6: agriturismo

part 696: D(RE)-Day

part 7: Venice

part 8: Ireland again

part 9: home

part 10: reflection

(bamboo background created by Jeff Raymond; in photo, the agriturismo Tenuta Castel Venezze, near Rovigo, Italy)

latest post:

  1. finding my inner Celt

may I recommend?

  1. the Aran Islands (portal to stories)

  2. Ducati Riding Experiences (portal to stories)

  3. the porticoes of Bologna (a movie)

if you’re here for Ducatis:

  1. all of part 696

if you’re in love with Italy:

  1. living in paradise

or in love with Ireland:

  1. down to the sea

and, for comic relief:

  1. talking hands

or start from the start

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