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    Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 12:30
I have a yearning for a trip. I love Italy and ride Guzzis, so what could be more sensible than a ride to Mandello Del Lario as part of a holiday in Italy. With the 100th anniversary coming up I thought that might be a good time to go. It gives me a while to cement the idea into someone's brain either as a pillion or as freight and to save some cash!
Anyway, is there any sort of club activity being planned? It's going to be packed, so am I too late to book accommodation anywhere near? Where's a good place for a day or two? I want to tour about a bit too. Has anyone tried the shuttle truck and flown out? Is it cost effective? I'd like more time there than travelling.

Anybody got any ideas?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Glawster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 19:18
It's a good point you make John.
It's the Laverda 70th Anniversary this July and a couple of my Laverda mates are planning to ride to Breganze on 1950s Laverda 100s!  Bearing this in mind I'm considering a trip to Mandello on my 1955 Falcone Sport - after all it should be a piece of cake compared to riding a Laverda 100.  Any other owners of "elderly" Guzzis interested in such a trip?  Of course it would be a lot easier to stick the Falcone on the trailer and drive it down.
I reckon there's plenty of accomodation around the lake and will probably stay in Bellagio.
Chris (JerryAtric) - you going to get that model S tuned up?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tarquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 19:29
Two years ago when four of us travelled to the Alps we included a visit to the Factory. We booked a self contained flat for two days a couple of miles out of Bellagio.


Lovely couple owned it and it was very reasonable. Just go on booking.com and you will find plenty available in that area.

Edited by Tarquin - 10 Jan 2019 at 10:23
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I can do better than that. I had the Superalce running today. The Model S suffered a possible stuck valve last Thursday whilst at max chat (40mph?). It's even slower now There's only one person I have to clear the plan with....
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Get B to fly out.  A week here would be right up her street (although well beyond my budget..)

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MAMA MIA! Have you seen the price of a suite (obviously the minimum accommodation required)? I could get both my singles professionally rebuilt for that At this rate I'll be sending you with a shopping list, Signore Glawster

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if time is short fly out and get the train to mandello and rent a Guzzi from Agostinis
we usually take 3 days to get there, some nutters belt across France on the motorway and do it in a day
but then they are wrecked when they get there
cant see the pint in doing that meself, i want to savoir the journey
I am going this year and taking my nephew with his V7 and a few friends might be joining me as I will act as a tour guide

we will stay in F1 hotels en route, then camp on the lakes edge at Mandello and rough it, the advantage being we are in the middle of everything

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TooJuicy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 18:17
Originally posted by Jerry atric Jerry atric wrote:

I could get both my singles professionally rebuilt for that
 
We're only 2 weeks into 2019 but this might already be contender for Quote Of The Year
. I love this place.
 
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Where are the prices?
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Originally posted by red leader one red leader one wrote:

Where are the prices?




Click on the Hotel link Bill and put a date in. 895 Euros for one night in January is a tad more expensive than the Formula 1 Hotels I normally use when after a quick stop over. It's 1315 Euros a night in June!!!!


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That's silly,cheaper to stay at Claridge's.
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Are they located on Lake Como? LOL
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Go on, you know you want to. LOL
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Originally posted by red leader one red leader one wrote:

That's silly,cheaper to stay at Claridge's.
 
Fair enough!, but I personally would like accommodation a wee bit closer to the factory, then if I chose to make a day of it, for example, out for lunch, a couple of beers, visit factory, dinner and finish with a couple of beers, I could get a taxi if I wanted, but if I stayed at Claridge's the cost of the taxi would probably be too prohibitive.
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This may sound totally nuts but a while ago we looked into a trip to Italy for 3-4 weeks Hire a car stay in B&B/Hotels I was utterly gobsmacked at the prices , back then sure Air fare was not a lot But the cost of hiring a moderate little car and hotels were through the roof. So we looked at alternatives, We actually went to Daytona Biketoberfest and then toured around Florida nice sunshine Daytona is fantastic. OK it is not Italy, but the flights were a lot more but the hotels were really nice and less than a third of the basic ones in Italy, The car hire was a fraction and it was a nice comfy Chrysler 300 great for their roads, fuel was also a fraction of over in Europe too. All in all we had 4 weeks in the sun Fantastic bike content at Daytona ....and the whole cost was less than 3 weeks in Italy, The hotels and other attractions were stunning we took in Cape Canaveral and Universal Busch Gardens are fantastic, but a highlight was St Augustine ..... OK I know that, for some, Mandello is a pilgrimage and I totally get that. But for a Holiday with bike content and for the sheer value for money ..... it is worth thinking outside the box sometimes. Have to say Daytona it one of those things well worth doing
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