La Vita – Moped



La Vita

The Italians use mopeds a lot to get around.  One of my favorite memories of Rome on a hot sultry July night is standing in front of a Carabinieri station when a very attractive, young dark haired policewoman pulled up on a moped with a sudden stop …. wearing a smooth, short tight blue uniform skirt, swung one leg over the seat and bounded up the steps in her spike heels……oo la la ! bellisimo !!  It was fun to use a map of central Italy as an envelope.  And the postaprioritaria stamp always reminds somehow of the name for a pasta dish …..

by Adley Bowden from Florence on his semester abroad in college