The second part of our Italian adventure was a cycling trip from Niederdorf, which is about 10 km from the Austrian border, to Maestre, which is by Venice, but on the mainland. The 6 day cycling trip covered 340 km.
We’re starting to discover great Italian food, like Anchovy Bruschetta (mmmmm), and we started having picnics for lunch, with wine, of course. We learned the the Italians do fungi (mushrooms) really, really well – whether in pasta or pizza. One dinner, I had white asparagus with a couple of fried eggs on top. I thought maybe I’m becoming a foodie!
Many cyclists here on e-bikes. But they’re e-bikes that you have to peddle, and they look like hybrids, not the scooter-style that they have in Ontario. Also, the people on them wear helmets, aren’t smoking and don’t look like they’re riding them because they lost their drivers license.
Next stop — Venice!
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