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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.

15 Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love With Tuscany

Here at Ciclismo Classico, we know all about falling in love—Tuscany is our first love and where we were born nearly 30 years ago. It's where our heart is! No one knows this breathtaking region like we do, and there's really no better way to get to know and explore this wonderful place than by bike.


A Feast In Umbria: The Ultimate Bicycle Foodie Tour

The word "feast" implies abundance. Next June, Ciclismo Classico Top Guide Andrea Vitali unveils A Feast in Umbria, a truly special bicycle foodie tour he personally designed in the luscious, beatific, and abundant 'green heart' of Italy.

Italy, Foodie Tours

Carol's Hip & Hidden Florence

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.

tuscany, Italy

Everything You've Always Wondered About Italian Cheek Kissing

When traveling to Italy, the most important thing you need to know (other than how to order coffee), is the Italian greeting. And no, I'm not talking about common Italian phrases, I'll save that for another time. I'm talking about il bacio (the kiss) or il saluto (the greeting). Who would have thought that this common gesture - the cheek kiss - could cause so much anxiety and confusion, and often lead to some awkward encounters?

Italy, Greeting, Il Bacio, Il Saluto

Your Complete Guide to Ordering Italian Caffè

Many claim that espresso is the Italian drink. And like everything the Italians do, the preparation of this sacred drink should not be taken lightly. That's why when you travel to Italy, you must have un caffè. What is it about this tiny cup of coffee that makes everyone go wild?

Bike Tours, Italy, Bialetti, Coffee, Espresso

Announcing New Bike Tours in France, Italy and Spain

As the pioneers in active vacations of Italy and Europe since 1989, we are proud to announce our new 2016 bike tours in France, Italy and Spain. These tours were carefully crafted by our dedicated trip specialists and Top Guides who have decades of experience in designing award-winning adventure travel itineraries. We are proud to bring you another year of the best bike touring itineraries that take you on the road less traveled for a full cultural experience. Andiamo! Let's Go!

Bike Tours, Italy, Italian Lakes, Costa Brava, Loire Valley, France, Top Guide Tour, Spain, Brittany, Catalonia

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