Italy on Two Wheels: A Father-Son Motorcycle Trip from Rome to Sicily

In September of 2015, Roaring Fork Valley locals Frank and Anthony Todaro lost their wife and mother (respectively) due to an unexpected medical condition. In the month following, during a time of particularly nice reflection, Frank shared a story from his childhood about a romantic interest he had once had when he was a kid living in Italy with his father. The story left the two in tears with both happiness and longing to share that closeness with long lost family members.

Anthony and Frank hatched a plan to go visit the small town of Santo Stefano di Camastra on the North coast of the island of Sicily and reconnect with long lost relatives. Frank hadn’t been back to the town, where his father was born, in over 42 years. Anthony suggested they fly to Rome, rent a car, and drive South to Sicily. It soon dawned on the pair, two motorcycle afficionados, to ride motorcycles instead! A quick Google search revealed an international touring company with bikes to rent and after a few emails back and forth, it was solidified that the two would go in the following year and tour southern Italy via two BMW motorcyles. On October 1st, 2016 the plane departed Denver International Airport enroute to Rome Fuimincino and the adventure began.  

Join Anthony, a Pitkin County Deputy, for stories from their 18-day journey of excitement, happiness, and joy as father and son navigated their way South through the Amalfi Coast, the region of Calabria, and the beautiful Southern Coast of Italy.

Tea, donated by Two Leaves and A Bud and Paradise Bakery cookies will be offered during lecture.

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