I picked up a Ducati Scrambler motorcycle in Rome and headed south. I hit an incredible rainstorm, the Mediterranean hurricane. Flooded roads and hydroplaning. After that the remote mountain roads were great & the bike a perfect choice. The boot heel of Italy had deep blues in the water & sky, brilliant whites in the rocky landscape & dusky greens in the olive groves. Some of the cities, such as Ravello for its architecture & color and Matera for the cave dwellings of the 11th century inhabitants were remarkable. Put southern Italy on your bucket list!