Leaving the town to the South, we take off down the provincial road towards Pitigliano passing by the thermal spas of Sorano and then travel along the mountain with the panorama for us to enjoy. Even vain Pitigliano loves to be photographed from all different angles: its best side is from the turn in the road in front of Madonna delle Grazie Church, with the tower of Orsini castle and the arches of the Medici aqueduct surrounded by light, from sunrise to sunset. The separation between rock and house is blurry, as if both came from the same seed. Monuments, from the Medieval era to the 18th century, and museums, from the Etruscan to the Jewish, with its connected synagogue and community, enrich the itinerary with precious cultural content.
One of the inhabitants with a biker’s heart and two wheels is Tarziello Niccolai, the ex-mechanic of the town and owner of the Moto Guzzi store. As the man who convinced people to retire their mules and get onto motorcycles, he also periodically steps into the role of teacher and is a great raconteur of fun stories. Not too long ago, the Bike Show in Milan didn’t have the media influence that it does today and so new arrivals on the Guzzi market used to come to town thanks to Tarziello.