I have an enduring love for Vespas and had visions of cruising the back roads of Italy on a smooth red number, with a spotted scarf trailing in the breeze and the cares of the world far behind me. Considering I spent half my time in Venice this was perhaps an unrealistic dream. I only saw one for rent on my travels, and as I'm used to paying a paltry $5/day to rent a scooter in Bali, the €60/day fee put me off. I decided to settle for a Vespa hat pin and a few photos. But next time...the scarf is ready.