When I was in Italy my Italian fratello Davide took me over to Mannies place in Mandello del Lario on lake Como, just up the road from the Moto Guzzi factory and museum. Mannie is the best Guzzi restorer there is, he restores loads of bikes for the museum as well as private clients. What a legend, his place is a complete brilliant mess, how he does it I really don't know but he does. The bikes that roll out of there are perfect, there is Guzzi stuff everywhere, inside and outside the building. He spends all day chain smoking and working on bikes, stopping only briefly to look at Italian porn on his ancient computer. If you ever get the chance try and get over to his house, he is a very friendly amazing man. And of course lake Como is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, except for Mannies back yard that is.
Davide standing and Mannie on the computer