Category Archives: Italy

Cycling from Breschia to Lake Iseo

We are on our way from Blois to Romania and Jean Michel has chosen Lake Iseo as our first stopover. We’ve booked an apartment for two nights in Cazzago San Martino 2 km from the Turin-Trieste motorway. By 5 pm, … Continue reading

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From Italy to Bavaria via Innsbruck for more Cycling

After our disappointing cycling experience in the Po Valley in Italy, where we were based in Crema for two nights, ,Jean Michel suggests we go back to Wies in Bavaria. I agree but insist on getting a proper cycling map … Continue reading

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Cycling in Italy #3 – Crema to Soncino : Never again!

Imperia is four hours by car from our destination of Crema in Lombardy so we plan a lunch stop at Voghera along the way. As we go north, the sun disappears and the sky darkens. We arrive in the main … Continue reading

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Cycling in Italy #2 – Imperia to Cervo

We arrive in Imperia around 4 pm after our day’s cycling from Sanremo to San Lorenzo just in time for an ice-cream. It’s seems a strange name for a city to me, but it turns out it was created in … Continue reading

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Cycling in Italy # 1 – Sanremo to San Lorenzo

We have been driving most of the day. After a lunch stop in Cavaillon, famous for its melons where we have a delicious lunch under a shady terrace recommended by the lady in the bookshop where we buy a guide … Continue reading

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I Have Not Disappeared

I do not understand where all my time goes. When I lived in Paris, I had lots of time for blogging. Now that we live in Blois, I don’t seem to have any spare time at all! I do keep … Continue reading

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Cycling in the Veneto – Walled Cities and the Euganei Hills

After a rest day at our flat in Arqua Petrarca, the town where the famous Italian poet, Petrach, chose to spend his last five years (he died in 1374), we are back on our bikes. We’ve driven the 6 or … Continue reading

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Cycling along the Brenta Riviera from Stra to Fusina with a visit to Villa Pisani

As promised, Paola, our lovely hostess at La Casa di Paola e Marco, the B&B where we are staying in Noventa Padovana near Padua, gives us scrambled eggs, ham and cheese for breakfast so we are ready to start a … Continue reading

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Visiting Padua by Bike #2 – Cappella degli Scrovegni and Sant’Antonio – and a puncture!

We set out on our bikes at 10.30 am after having a typical Italian breakfast at our B&B. A bit too high carb for cyclists. Our hostess spontaneously suggests eggs and cheese for tomorrow. It’s a little muggy to start … Continue reading

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Visiting Padua by Bike

I’ve been wanting to visit Padua for a very long time. Many years ago, we toured northern Italy and got as far as Vicenza. We can’t remember why we didn’t go any further. Our Routard guidebook tells us that the … Continue reading

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