[ Mamma Mia Pizzeria ] North Italy Marostica Castle Ride Part 1 北義大利城堡單車騎之一

[ Mamma Mia Pizzeria ] North Italy Marostica Castle Ride Part 1 北義大利城堡單車騎之一

North Italy Marostica Castle Ride Summary:

Start!

During our Europe business trip we had a chance to do some bike ride at northern Italy. After some discussion over pasta we chose the Marostica Castle Ride route, visiting some of Italian near mountain regions.

We first setup our bikes at our friend’s shop. I had a nice Campagnolo bike, light and was equipped with disk brakes and electronic shifters.

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Very nice Campagnolo bike.

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Saddle height testing.

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Our starting point!

We first rode through north Italy’s industrial region. Here the riding was very similar to Taiwan: narrow roads with cyclists competing spaces with cars and trucks (ouch!).

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Here in north Italy there were some cycling path but not much.

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Onto the road!

Just like rural Taiwan area, there were many old buildings here in north Italy.

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Canal with clear water!

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Corn fields.

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Cool designed electric tower.

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River crossing!

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As in many European towns, here in our Marostica Castle Ride we passed through many small towns each with a big bell tower.

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Follow the tower! The town was called Nove.

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Having enough of heavy traffic, we went onto country road and enjoy some less-stress rides.

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Nicely designed villa!

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Pot shop.

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Left for motorcyclists, ride for cyclists!

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The castle was at far sight!

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Pointing toward the castle.

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Cool barn door!

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Entering town limit!

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Marostica Castle Town

Shortly we arrived at the first main sight of our Marostica Castle Ride: Marostica castle town. The town was surrounded by fortress walls. Very cool!

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Infiltrating the castle!

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Inside the castle wall was a nice plaza. Every even year chess games were played here with live people as pieces.

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The main front fortress.

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Clock tower?

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Chess for people.

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Local cherry products store.

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Having enough fun with the Marostica plaza, we headed out of the town and was ready for some climb up the mountain.

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Heading toward side entrance!

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Climbing toward San Luka

Starting here was the major climbing route in our Marostica Castle Ride.

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Very cool climbing section view!

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Back-side protection walls!

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Olive trees??

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Rest in peace…

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Hill-side orchard.

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Mountain valley view.

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City limit!

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Just like Taiwan’s Tudigong, here many households had also small temples.

Finally we arrived at the highest point with a small resting park.

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Many European rest places offered drinkable water fountain.

To be Continued to Part 2!

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