Sit down, grab a cappuccino and join us to escape the blizzard blues as we divulge our exciting line-up of cycling trips in June, July, and August. Time to make plans to get out of town!
Corsica is a gastronomical tour de force! Its cuisine is heavily based on the traditional products of the island. An Italian—especially Tuscan and Genovese—influene is very evident, perhaps even more so than French influences. In common with their Sardinian neighbors, Corsicans tended to live in the hilly interior of the island, largely as protection from seafaring invaders. Like the Sardinians, they herded sheep, grew vegetables and sought out a precarious existence. Read on to learn more about this unique fusion cuisine.
As long-time Ciclismo Classico guide, photography on tour has always been considered, in part, a key aspect of my job. Especially in the last decade with the important role of social media. But for some guides, this task or added creative element can be a challenge if capturing or documenting the moment doesn't come to you naturally. Others, like me, embrace this part of the job. Living in Tuscany—close to our Italian base and in the thick of our many thrilling Tuscany tours—I feel this is a gift.
I'd like to share a few photos of this special place.
After living in Italy for 17 years, with the last 7 spent in Tuscany just outside of Florence, I have spent quite a bit of time in my beloved Renaissance city exploring the endless treasures of this artistic, colorful haven and center of bellezza (beauty).
Read on to learn about a few (almost) secret corners and my most favorite hang-outs.
Few people are privy to the knowledge that our Top Guide Frank Yantorno is also a top-rate, passionate and creative photographer. “Next to cycling,” he says, “photography is my life.” Join me in this exploration of Frank's creative world: far beyond---but incusive of---the dazzling images he creates on every Ciclismo Classico tour. Read on to learn more about a unique couple's photographic (and other) adventures.
Enrico Pizzorni has spent the Winter pouring over maps and routes sorting out the zillions of details related to designing our Follow the Giro d'Italia tour departing in May. In this interview Enrico reminisces about The Grand Italian Race and how he experienced this important annual event growing up in a small Northern Italian village. Read on as he shares many enlightening and heart-warming Giro stories!