but I was using google, darn-it. I guess it failed me.
I got it off of some cached page. Somebody was trying to sell one.
"1974 Moto Guzzi 250
This was the smallest production Transverse Inline 4 Cylinder made by Moto Guzzi, with the tachometer and speedo factory-mounted on the gas tank. Red, with only 700 original (pre-restoration) miles, a rare treasure at $3,200.00"
There was a CBR250RR and the Phazer 250 (both 4 cyl) but the question is for ITALIAN bikes.
What makes these little Italian screamers interesting is that they were made more than 10 years before the japanese ones!