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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.

Romance In The Air: 20 Photos To Inspire

How do you define "romantic"? This word stirs up all kinds of images and for each one of us it's a different story. From scenes of breathtaking vistas, to a solo moment on a beach, or sipping red wine in a piazza. Maybe it's being serenaded on a Venetian gondola or joyful moments on a bike ride with your family. All of these images fall under "romantic" in our book. Check out a few of our favorite shots to inspire all. And, feel the love!


Grandma Joan vs. Peter Sagan

Ciclismo Classico guest Joan Reinhardt Reiss tells this amazing story of the making of the Specialized e-bike TV ad with Slovak pro cyclist "Three Pete." The slogan reads: "Are you faster than the World Champion, Peter Sagan? With a Turbo e-bike, you could be."


Forever Young: Joan Reinhardt Reiss

Joan Reinhardt Reiss grew up in Kew Gardens Hill, New York, the daughter of a stay-at-home mother and an athletic father who taught her to ride a bike - a too-big blue two-wheeler - at age 7.

Forever Young

Matera: 2019 European Capital of Culture

We're proud to announce that Matera, a place we adore and cherish, has been nominated the 2019 European Capital of Culture. Read on to learn more about the history, lore, interesting corners and  cave dwellers living in this incredible place! It's beauty on the rocks. 

Matera, Bike Across Southern Italy

Bike Across Southern Italy: 20 Photos To Inspire You To Go

Our Bike Across Southern Italy raises the bar when it comes to epic, unrivaled cycling journeys across Italy's most dramatic, southern and intriguing regions. Visit Matera, nominated as the 2019 European Capital of Culture, on this amazing bike tour. Ciclismo Classico guide/photographer Frank Yantorno shares a few of his best recent shots on this tour.

Bike Tours, Southern Italy

Top 10 Ciclismo Classico 2019 Trips

What a wonderful year 2018 was at Ciclismo Classico! We launched new trips, perfected our existing ones and most importantly, fulfilled our number ONE annual company goal: to deliver transformational bicycling experiences that exceed our guest's expectations in every way. With 30 years of experience in creating the world's most beloved bicycle tours, we have much to celebrate and be excited for in 2019. Buon Anno!

Staff Picks, New Year

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