Its so apparent that the Italian scooter culture has not subsided. I am surrounded by hundreds of battle scarred scooters which for the Italians seem to be the town transport of choice. What strikes me most is the inclusive nature of the simple scooter as a transport option. I have seen families perched on the machines, dogs in transit with mouths flapping open to catch the breeze and tails dragging on the ground like some heroic side-car partner and some many one handed riders with IPhones tucked into helmets loosely slung over heads. Motorcycles appear absent and certainly I am outclassed on mountain and city roads by fearless riders scraping round blind city corners.