Official oil painter for Harley-Davidson, David Uhl created this stunning portrait of a 48' Panhead entitled "Chance Encounter" for the event. Participants will be able to buy a postcard print for 15 Euros to commemorate the 110th -- and you can purchase a limited edition print of the painting now through August at the David Uhl Studio website: www.uhlstudios.com.
A series of unique Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary activities will take place across multiple sites in Rome for motorcycle enthusiasts and fans to experience and explore including a 3,000-strong bike parade through the historic streets of Rome on Saturday and a bike blessing by Pope Francis on Sunday at Vatican City. For more information on the Harley-Davidson 110th anniversary celebration in Rome, please visit: www.harley-davidson.com
Here are a few sightseeing pictures... Enjoy.
|Roma sits on seven hills, lined with sculptured pines. A transportation route known as the GRA circles the city.|
|Trevi Fountain is in the historic downtown district, about a 40 minute walk east of Vatican City.|
|Bikes are everywhere in Rome year round because they are easier to maneuver in traffic and easier to park.|
|Picture of the marble statues that circle the playing field at the stadium in Rome, built to host the 1960 Olympics.|
The sports complex north of Rome is one of the major venues for the HOG Europe 110th.
Rome has clean water, rich in calcium and lots of public drinking fountains like this one designed by the sculptor Bernini -- you just dip your hands under the flow of water and grab a sip.
|We traveled 30 miles west of Rome to Ostia on the Mediterranean.|
Ostia - the beach of Rome - will be the starting point of Saturday's parade of 3,000 motorcycles into the historic city of Rome -- or as we say "Roma".