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La Piazza

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From expertly written articles about fitness, health, culture, and bicycle travel to the latest news about our Ciclismo Classico bike tours, La Piazza promises to engage, inspire, and delight.

Weird Things You Must See (or Try) in Italy

Italy is famous for many well-known things: classical art, opera, gelato, Rome, espresso, the Colosseum, the Vatican and of course, cycling! But there is so much more to see and try that’s a little "off" and certainly not part of the mainstream travel trails. Here are our top picks for the best awesomely weird, pleasantly wacky, and delightfully unusual dishes to try and places to see in Italy!

Food, Places

Spring Gets Even Sweeter On A "Giro del Gelato" Trip

Spring will be in the air before we know it. Gelato is one the sweetest ways we can celebrate this great season of abundance: amazing colors, flavors, classic, and unusual combinations. Our trips in Sicily, Southern Amalfi and Bike Across Southern Italy are toppling over with the absolute BEST gelaterie––in the world! Read on as two of our Top Guides tell the stories of the faces behind the counter.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide!

Do you have a bicyclist,  foodie or an Italophile on your holiday gift list? We have curated a very special list of Italian-inspired gift ideas that will bring a big sorriso (smile) to the face of a friend or loved one. Instead of a trip to the mall, why not scroll and click your way to The Perfect Gift. 

Gift Guide, olive oil, wine

Top 5 Reasons To Travel To Europe In The Spring


These are the top 5 realizations that convince all of us here at Ciclismo Classico that la primavera—“the springtime”—is the absolute best time to be in Europe.


5 Reasons An E-Bike Tour Is Perfect For You

You’ve dreamed about biking in Italy, but were worried about those long climbs...the famous hills! On an e-bike you will fly up those babies. No kidding. Read on to learn all about the mind-set that is quickly changing around this conversation and the cool benefits of the ever-growing-popular e-bike solution. 

eBike, Spring

L'Eroica - Reconnect with Classic Cycling

Ciclismo classico, or classic cycling in Italian, is the theme of L'Eroica. This wonderful cycling festival celebrates the heart, soul, and traditions of cycling.

tuscany, Tuscany & L'Eroica, Eroica

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