An entertaining read about an enchanting part of Italy not always covered in travel books.
Peter Moore is one of my favourite travel writers. I discovered him on a trip to Sydney in 2002, prompting me to return home with all his books at that time. He’s exceedingly funny and has a tendency to get himself into hilarious situations. When I found out that this book was released on Kindle, I just had to get it.
This book is a sequel of sorts to Vroom with a View, a book he wrote about travelling around Italy on a Vespa for his 40th birthday. This time around he takes a Vespa around southern Italy, partly to contemplate his impending fatherhood. There’s no need to read the previous book, as lord knows I didn’t remember much of it before reading this one. He does a good job of explaining any previous references.
This trip centres around Sardinia, Sicily and the Amalfi Coast. I must say, this book really inspired me to travel. His lush, vivid descriptions of the scenery—and the food, the glorious food!—made me want to book a flight to Italy right away. He does a bit of travel off the beaten track, which I always love, and his (mis)adventures never fail to entertain.
Yay or nay?
I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an interesting, entertaining read that will take them away to an enchanting part of Italy not always covered in travel books.