Subject: Vespa rental
Jane, We have rented a Vespa on two occasions, on Santorini and on Kho Samui. Basically these are bicycles with motors and you have to negotiate the centre of gravity. We wiped out on Santorini but all was not lost because we simply fell off the bike and walked into the sea to wash ourselves off. In Thailand we had to ride through pools of water left by torrential rains with the motor complaining all the way.

Riding a Vespa is a short-term experience. Italians use them to get around their cities. They are vehicular toys and I would not use them for inter-city travel. Lucy, Toronto