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Travel Blogs from Trento
... is a memorial to Cesare Battisti who fought for the autonomy of Trentino from the Austrian Empire and fought against them in WW1. He was captured and hung at Castel del Buonconsiglio. There was a cool little descent from the top of Doss Trento which passed through a tunnel cut out of the rock.
Onto Rome: we caught the Frecciaargento which is one of the high speed tilt trains in use by Trenitalia. About a 4 hr trip to do the 600km journey so considering ...
... of water, warm coke and banans to help get me up. The quads cramped up in the last few km's so I couldn't stand up out of the saddle and then my left hamstring cramped in the last hundred odd meters but other than that it was just a matter of willing myself to keep turning those pedals over and watching the meters tick off.
I finished 77th out of 120 starters in my category so fairly happy considering the course isn't built for a larger guy like myself.
Went out this morning to scope out climb #2, headed south towards Rovoreto which is about 15km south of Trento. The climb is over 750m in elevation from top to bottom but no really steep sections, so spun up it in an easy gear so as not to tax the legs too much before tomorrow. Passed through a little village called Castellano before hitting the descent - superfast with some 80kmph sections without even pushing it.
Had a rest during the ...
... as previous owners have added to it through the middle ages and on to more recent times, also many artistic influences including Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance and others. There are many frescos adorning the exterior and especially the interior ceilings and walls, the most famous is the Eagle Tower which contains the Cycles of the Months which covers all four walls of the room and has a separate fresco for each month.
... Trevor had some tips on the route as hes has been here since the weekend.
After that, Rach and I headed into town for the opening ceremony, trying to keep the eyes open by then. It was held in the Piazza Duomo which is quite spectacular and a cloud shrouded moon made for some good pics.
Had some pasta for dinner and headed back to the Hotel after that, try to catch up on some sleep...
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