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At the top of the world

From Calabria to North Cape: a touching trip on Vespa to make a dream come true

Salvatore Giordano, aka Tury Giordano the Vespa traveler, had an old dream: leave his home town on Vespa to reach North Cape, Norway.
This year his dream came true. Tury left Vena di Maida, in Calabria, South Italy and started his trip toward the North of the world on his Vespa GTS 300 Super Sport.

After a sleepless night, on July the 28th, at 5 a. m., Salvatore started his Vespa and a shiver went up his arm.

After 1.050 Km travelled under the rain the first stop-over was Nogarole Rocca, a small town near Verona where he spent the night. Then he rode up to Munich and Berlin, Germany, where he decided to stop and visit the city.
On the 2nd of August Tury weigh anchor to Denmark and rides 442 km up to Lund , in Sweden. In Uppsala he was amazed by the sun shining in the evening and by the high temperature that he didn’t expect to find there.

“It’s 8 p. m. and it seems to be midday!”. He said to himself.

In Umea, a town in northern Sweden, Tury decided to rent a “Stuga” (the Swedish word for “cottage”) a typical small wooden house, but the heat inside was so unbearable that he decided to go out, and sit down near his Vespa…
And it became a little magic moment: a hare came close to the scooter, there was no time to take a picture, but this will always be in Salvatore’s memory as a beautiful and exciting experience.

Tury’s loyal travel companion, with a ribbon on its top from the Lamezia Vespa Club, was attracting a lot of curious people: “Where are you from?”, “Where are you going?” were the most frequent questions. “South Italy, Calabria” he replied every time amazing them. A handshake and a “Good Trip” to say goodbye and the ride started again.

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After a short stop at Rovaniemi, following the trail of Santa Claus, Salvatore rode toward his destination. He had to pass through the North Cape Tunnel, an undersea tunnel connecting the island of Magerøya to the mainland North Cape. There was so cold comparing to the high temperatures he left in Norway, an a lot of salt on the tarmac, so he had to be very careful.

Finally, on August 8, it was time to reach the top of the world.

Going near the iron globe, after 4.985 Km ridden, after more than 20 years of dreams, the cold, the intense emotions he had to face with made Tury cry of joy and excitement.
Good luck Tury, see you on the next road to ride!