• Day 4 Lake Como

    Day 4 Lake Como – Today was a great day here in Lake Como.  Sadly, it is my last, but I did make the most of it.   It started off doing a quick job for Bellagio Water Taxis.  Jennine had organised her friend Lesley to model for us along with Luca cruising out on one of his glorious boats.  Lesley looked absolutely stunning as we cruised along past the front of Bellagio, sitting back relaxed enjoying the view.  We achieved some magnificent shots and keep an eye out as they will be loaded up to the Bellagio Water Taxis site very soon.   After the shoot, I went back into…

  • Day 3 Lake Como

    Day 3 Lake Como – Today I grabbed a scooter and ventured right around the lake’s east side.  I went all the way down to the city of Como and stopped at so many little towns and villages I lost track of the places to name.  I ended up stopping at Mennagio which is directly opposite Bellagio on the lake for lunch.  Losing time, I had to catch the car ferry back across the lake late afternoon.   The thing that stood out yesterday was just the amount of clock towers and churches I saw, right on the lake’s edge.  Just beautiful.  This is such a wonderful place to explore, but…

  • Day 2 Lake Como

    Day 2 Lake Como –  This journey just keeps on getting better and better!  Today is my birthday and I began the day by seeing the gardens of the Villa Melzi in Bellagio.  I could only describe it as walking through the garden of Eden.  The photos I got in here will definitely be posted onto my website when returning home.   From there I met both Jennine and Luca (yes, another Luca) from Bellagio Water Taxis. I would have to say they have my vote for the loveliest couple in the world.  Jennine is formerly from Sydney in Australia and moved here 17 years ago.  Luca builds his own…

  • Day 4 Tuscany

    Day 4 Tuscany – Well, another brilliant day!  Had so much fun and went through a whole tank of fuel on the Vespa.  I went to so many places.  Here’s the one thing that may surprise some – I ended up in Siena!  What a beautiful city, here I am riding through the busy traffic without a clue where I am going, funny stuff.  I ended up stopping at the Basilica of San Domenico.  Just pulled up at the front door (as ya do) beeping all the other hundred or so tourists out the way (haha) and went inside.  I walked around the city for a bit, rattled off some shots, then…

  • Day 3 Tuscany

    Day 3 Tuscany –  Quite a varied weather patch today.  From early morning to midday it was rain.  Gave me a good opportunity to catch my breath, do some lens cleaning and relax a bit.  Then from 12 to 4pm it was bright sunshine.  That was my window of opportunity to get out on the Vespa and head to the high ground for some sweeping high shots over Chianti.  Got some great shots and panoramas.  Along the way I stopped at fields of wild flowers and strolled through them, just me and mother nature, was beautiful.   Once again near 4pm I could see a storm coming and headed back…

  • Day 2 Tuscany

    Day 2 Tuscany –  Today would have to rank up there as one of the best I have ever had in my life.  I met Luca from Tuscany Scooters and he was my guide for the day.  If you ever want to have the best fun along with the most awesome way to see around beautiful Chianti, then go see Luca.  He takes great pride in his job, is friendly, extremely knowledgable about the area and its history.   We visited the areas of Radda, Brolio and had a wonderful authentic Italian lunch at Castelnuovo.  The freedom you feel just riding along taking in all the stunning countryside is just sensational.  …