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#4 Milano - Brescia (111 km)

Water, Painters, Polenta and Longobards

Milano – Romano (60 km)

Leave on the left the triumphal Arco della Pace (km 0) and follow the perimeter of Parco Sempione, the elegant gardens all around Castello Sforzesco, the magnificent entrance to Milan’s historic entrance (Duomo and Cenacolo are just few miles away).

You will pass near Piazza Gae Aulenti and Conca dell’Incoronata, designed by Leonardo: after a while, you will find on the right the canal Naviglio Martesana which was in part projected by Da Vinci.

Follow the canal among beautiful villas, nice villages (Cernusco, Gorgonzola, Cassano) and the upper subway line M2, till the river Adda (km36). River Adda presents its own cycle route, linking Lecco (40 Km North) and Lodi (30 Km South).

Cross the river on the pedestrian bridge and head for Treviglio: you can’t miss the gorgeous Polittico in San Martino’s church.  Head for Caravaggio, whose name was attributed to the famous painter Michelangelo Merisi, then Fornovo and Bariano.

You have now arrived on the river Serio (km 56): if you follow the river on the left,  you will get to beautiful Bergamo (20 Km).  Go straight on till Romanowhere you can visit Santa Maria Assunta in the main square: you will find the Last Supper by  G.B. Moroni.


Romano – Brescia (51 km)

Proceed now towards river Oglio (km 71). Oglio river presents its own cycle route, linking Passo del Tonale (143 Km North) and Po river close to noble Mantova (135 Km South).

Pass through the vineyards of CoccaglioRovato and Paderno which are located at the heart of Franciacortahome of the famous wine.  After Passirano‘s castle you will finally see the city profile of vibrant Bresciathe 1.000 fountains city.

Cross the river Mella (km 109) and enter from Borgo Trento till the very centre of the city: Piazza della Loggia and Piazza della Vittoria, with the oldest italian skyscraper by Marcello Piacentini.

When you are in Brescia, don’t miss the ancient Foro Romano di Santa Giulia and the Complesso Monastico Longobardo di San Salvatorewhich are UNESCO site easily reachable by bike.


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#5  Brescia – Verona

Exit Brescia, and cross the Botticino marble territory. You are now approaching Garda Lake,one of the most inspiring landscape in Italy: the poet  Catullo lived in Sirmione in the first century BC. Pass close to Desenzano, and head for San Martino della Battaglia, with an important memorial of Italian Independence war. Proceed till river Mincio, and welcome in Veneto Region. Few miles and you will reach la bella Verona, set of Romeo and Juliet drama. Dress your smoking and go to the opera at L’Arena: Aida is our favourite one!