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Below is a list of the features of our RADUNO 2019

Raduno Welcome and Garage Session at

La Moto Washington

Rally Check In, Arrosticini Barbecue and Wrenching Session

The Raduno kicked off at La Moto Washington located at 3298 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Registered riders picked up their rally package, sign the waiver, and enjoy an illuminating wrenching session in the La Moto garage with Piaggio Certified Master Mechanics.

Opening Night Ride to

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 

Raduno Breakfast, Saturday, Honoring Corradino D'Ascanio

RADUNO BREAKFAST EVENT DEDICATED TO CORRADINO D'ASCANIO 

Corradino D'Ascanio was born in Popoli (Regione Abruzzo) and worked for most of his life in Tuscany for Piaggio.

To honor his contribution to the world, the creation of the Vespa, the Vespa Committee of Washington DC honored D'Ascanio at a breakfast sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute at Casa Italiana at 8:00am, 595 Third Street, NW Washington, DC 20001.  General sponsors of all Raduno events include also Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society and La Moto Washington.

We were deeply grateful to our breakfast event sponsor:

Gymkhana

Gymkhana

The Gymkhana started and ended at Rally Hotel, Marriott Courtyard Washington, DC, 901 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.  Gymkhana leader is Charles Smeed.  2019 Raduno Gymkhana Champion is Eileen Vitelli.

Eileen receives both the medal and her name engraved forever on the Coppa Storica.

Winners have their names engraved on this Raduno Coppa Storica

RADUNO AWARDS DINNER

RALLY AWARDS ARE PRESENTED WHILE SCOOTERISTS ENJOY ITALIAN DELIGHTS FOR DINNER

6:30pm to 7:30pm

AFTER THE GYMKHANA, EXCLUSIVELY FOR REGISTERED RALLY PARTICIPANTS, ENJOY AN INTIMATE DINNER.  2019 was Sponsored by Longthrow Media Division of Meaux Group.  Dinner prepared by A. Litteri, fine imported Italian products.

RADUNO Washington DC 2019 CONCERT

Raduno Concert

FEATURED TONY RICHARDS

AFTER DINNER, THE TONY RICHARDS CONCERT ENTERTAINED EVERYONE

Concert entertainment featured Tony Richards, Italian American guitarist and recording artist of Chicago.  Registered Rally participants got entrance with their Raduno Credential.  A limited number of tickets for NON-RALLY SPECIAL GUESTS were available for a donation of $25.  Sponsored by Longthrow Media Division of Meaux Group.

Night Ride

Post-Concert Night Ride of DC

After the Concert, riders enjoyed the beautiful illumination of Washington in a ride around the monuments, including the US CAPITOL.

Photo Credit:  Kevin Jiannotti

Safety Vests Sponsored by Abe Lincoln Flags

September 22, Sunday Morning Goodbye at Casa Italiana

Enjoy A Cappuccino Before You Leave Us

Rally wrapped up at Casa Italiana.  Got one last cappuccino before we left or stayed for the post-Rally Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society Luncheon listed just below.

´╗┐ABRUZZO MOLISE HERITAGE SOCIETY LUNCH

at Casa Italiana

Our RADUNO sponsors, the Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society, invited all Vespisti to their luncheon at

Casa Italiana after the rally.

COST PER PERSON

was $20

Rally participants enjoyed one last Italian meal before departing.