The 40-Year-Old Vespa Virgin

The 40-Year-Old Vespa Virgin

By Peter Moore

  • Release Date : 2010-08-29
  • Genre : Europe
  • FIle Size : 0.09 MB
Score: 4.0
From 53 Ratings
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The 40-Year-Old Vespa Virgin 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.


  • This is a cut down taster.

    By El Nino Loco
    If you want the full book read Vroom with a view and the sequel Vroom by the sea.
  • The 40-Year Old Vespa Vrgin

    By Pipgoogly
    As a 60 year old Mod (though a Lambretta man) and an Italophile, I loved the memories this short story conjured up. The humour was as captivating as the sound of a 2 stroke engine and the observations of all things Italian were as sharp as the creases in my old two tone suit. The only reason I stopped short of a full 5 stars is because the author stopped short of satisfying my appetite for more. Bravo.
  • Lovely piece of travel writing

    By DiMilano
    A short subtle taste of Italy from a master of his trade. Inspiring, joyful and free! Lovely.
  • Good book -too short

    By Henryt107
    I enjoyed the story, being an ex Vespa rider, but would have appreciated just a bit more padding. Could have been a good paperback