Mozzafiato: Simply breathtaking Mototouring Italian Factories Tour.

Mototouring is the Milano, Italy-based outfit that has been delighting novelty-seeking riders in places like South Africa, Vietnam and all over Europe since 1994. It is the creation of Eligio Arturi, a roguish, rumpled Milanese with a taste for good cigars, aged Grappa, great Italian roads and vintage Italian motorcycles.

I meet Eligio, Italian guides Ricciardo and Davide, and my new tourmates, Aussies Mike and Yvonne, Floridians Dan and Veronica, and solo Virginian Bobby after the short walk from our hotel to Mototouring World Headquarters.

It’s a truism that you can’t have a bad meal in Italy, but Eligio doesn’t take changes. We had our welcome dinner at a boisterous seafood ristorante in the heart of Milano, where I came to appreciate polipetti al limone (octopus in lemon and olive oil) and Eligio’s taste in wine.

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