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... sun for tbe most part. The mountain road was predominantly downhill but there were a few 'bonus' climbs before the big drop down to Fornovo di Tara. Our breakfast was pretty marginal at the overnight place so we had a food stop at Fornovo. After that it was onto more ordinary busy roads for most of the day. From Fornovo the route has been fairly flat so it has been reasonably easy ...
... up the valley and went for 2 more rounds of caffe and vino at Massimo's and then Maleo's homes.
The food, wine and socialising took its toll so we found ourselves in bed by 8pm for a 'nap' and slept through to this morning - the magic of sleep making us feel slightly more human. Having gone to bed so early, we woke up hungry so Francesco drove us into town looking for a breakfast. We ended up having cappucino and brioche while we waited for the supermarket to open ...
... it everywhere. Walking through the old city you'll hear live music coming from the upper stories... mostly violins, but other instruments as well. Here people come from all over not just to learn to play music, but to make musical instruments. And these are made, not in big, streamlined factories, but in back alley shops. There's something very lofty and majestic about this place. To explore an old Italian city is one thing. To do it while being serenaded ...
... to get really boring after a while. So reluctantly, after stopping at a cybercafe to create back ups of all my pictures, I climb aboard a train, to go "province hopping"--visiting at least one town in every province of Lombardia. Pizzighetona isn't a town I'd planned to stop at, but as we cross a river and I see a beautiful bridge in the distance, the town catches my fancy, and I hop off the train for a quick ...
... sneaking around the
upper floors of this big old empty building!!
I finally got looking at my maps and decided on the scenic route to Italy via
a few nice passes over the Alps and then after that managed to get some
I was up by 8am and after checking my emails etc the very nice lady of the
hotel brought me up a cup of wonderful coffee, I loaded the bike and was off
back along the road I arrived on yesterday.
I'm heading up the mountains again ...