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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.

What To Expect On A Photo Tour


People are curious about what is involved in taking a photography tour. "Am I expert enough? Will it be too technical? What do the days look like?" These are some of the typical questions we get from inquiring or first time photo tour travelers. If you haven't experienced this type of trip before you will be pleasantly surprised at the combined creatively and activity involved. Take a look here to our responses to some of your inquisitive questions:

Photography, Photography Tips, Photo Tips, Argentina

Riding Bikes: The Perfect Special Occasion Trip

Looking for that perfect destination to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, family reunion, retirement or any other great life milestone?

In her own words, Ciclismo Classico three-time guest Melora Hutton shares her recent story of a very unique July family trip in one of Italy's best kept secret corners: the Sud Tirol, land of the Dolomites and some of the most beautiful scenery you've ever seen. This unique spot–and many others on the Ciclismo Classico map–provide a perfect backdrop for creating an unforgettable event.

family, sud tyrol, dolomites

Forever Young: Dr. Jim's Advice

This week a forever young cardiologist from Colorado details all the great benefits of cycling calling it his "fountain of youth." Dr. Jim Sbarbaro and his wife Debbie have been on twelve Ciclismo Classico tours. They shared an engaging collection of memories and some great insights on the medically proven benefits of cycling!

Forever Young, Marvelous Mallorca

Forever Young: Epic Katie Saunders

This week, we delve into our epic heroine Katherine Saunder’s forever young story. "Katie" has just returned home from her 15th (yes, that’s right!) Ciclismo Classico tour–French Alps to French Riviera–where she actually mastered the climb up the Alpe d’Huez–for the third time! Katie beams “I think this time was the easiest.”

Forever Young

Forever Young: Liza Cotter

This week the spotlight shines on Liza Cotter, a recent guest on our Heart of Tuscany tour. Joy and enthusiasm just spill over her. Ciclismo guide Alessandro Draghi described Liza to me in two words: "Grandissima donna!"  Larger than life. 

Splitting her time between Lake Tahoe and Florida, Liza shares her approach to life, cycling, and her ricetta (recipe) to staying happily forever young. 

Forever Young, Heart of Tuscany, tuscany

Forever Young: Jan Van Steenwijk Never Quits

Recently the amazing 80-year old Bedford, MA resident, Jan van Steenwijk and his equally dazzling wife Barbara Hitchcock, showed up at our 9th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival in Arlington.

At the event, we raffled off a trip to Italy and guess who won? That’s right! Jan van Steenwijk is on his way to Italy this September to join our Heart of Tuscany tour! Barbara, his lovely and very talented wife, will be joining him on the trip as well.

Forever Young

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