Thursday, July 20, 2017

Gubbio, An Italian Hill Town

Gubbio lies in the foothills of northern Umbria overlooking the main river Tiber valley below.  They didn't know it when they built it but hundreds of years later photographers would be thanking them for their design and style.

Moto Guzzi's answer to the scooter craze of the 1960s, called the Galletto (little rooster) 200cc with two identical wheels quickly detached to enable the spare wheel to fit both ends. 

People say you don't see many Vespas on the streets of Italy. I say rubbish, you just have to look among lower cost non premium scooters in daily use. 

Our hotel, and very comfortable in the middle of the old town:

Palazzo dei Consoli - old city hall.

Looking south down the Tiber Valley: