BikeAbout the Mediterranean: Italy


BikeAbout-the Mediterranean was a nine-month, 11,000-kilometer circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea... by bicycle. The BikeAbout team visited Sicily from November 10, 1997 to November 12, 1997 and mainland Italy from April 5, 1998 to April 8, 1998 and from April 30, 1998 to May 30, 1998. To read about what happened, see any of the following trip dispatches:

bulletNovember 11, 1997, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Topics: minestrone (food), Lipari Islands, Homer, Mount Etna, volcanos, history
bulletNovember 12-13, 1997, Bronte, Sicily, Italy
Topics: Lord Nelson, volcanos, Archimedes, history, environment, bicycle safety
bulletApril 5, 1998, Bari, Italy
Topics: Adriatic Sea, seas, fishing, currency, border crossing
bulletApril 6-7, 1998, Bari, Italy
Topics: pasta, Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus/San Nicola, architecture, William the Bad, daily life, Normans, Yugoslavia, borders
bulletApril 8-10, 1998, Bari, Italy
Topics: octagonal castle, Frederick the II, Trulli houses, sudden change in travel plans
bulletApril 30-May 1, 1998, Trieste, Italy
Topics: History, Trieste, FIAB (Federazione Italiana Amici della Bicicletta), chat 'n' debate, Miramare Castle, Austrian Empire, Carducci School, Lanza family, Italian unification
bulletMay 2, 1998, San Giorgio di Nogaro, Italy
Topics: Aquileia, Attila the Hun, tourism, history, Roman Empire, antiquities, mosaics
bulletMay 3-4, 1998, Venice/Venezia, Italy
Topics: tiramisu (food), Venezia, Piazza and Basilica San Marco (St. Mark Square and Basilica), the Venezia boat system (vaporetti), Marco Polo
bulletMay 5, 1998, Ferrara, Italy
Topics: cappelacci di zucca (food), FIAB, Cities for Cyclists, history, Este family, bike advocacy, bikes and boats
bulletMay 6-7, 1998, Rimini, Italy
Topics: Parco del Delta, environment, Basilica di San Vitale, Emperor Flavius Honorius, Ravenna, Ostrogoths, history, Dante
bulletMay 8, 1998, Ancona, Italy
Topics: peperoncino (food), Republic of San Marino, Emperor Trajan, history, percent grade
bulletMay 9-10, 1998, Ancona, Italy
Topics: polpette (food), modern family life, Marche Region, Ancona's port, a very long bike day
bulletMay 11-12, 1998, Sorrento, Italy
Topics: delicioso limone (food), Amalfi Coast, compass, Roman gods, Mount Vesuvius
bulletMay 13, 1998, Napoli (Naples), Italy
Topics: granita (food), Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius
bulletMay 14-15, 1998, Napoli (Naples), Italy
Topics: pizza margherita (food), Napoli by bike, subterranean Napoli, Certosa di San Martino and San Martino Museum
bulletMay 16-17, 1998, Roma (Rome), Italy
Topics: focaccia (food), bikes on trains in Italy, rain, Appian Way, the road to Roma
bulletMay 18-19, 1998, Roma, Italy
Topics: pasta (food), Roma, hills of Roma, HISTORY, Order of the Knights of Malta
bulletMay 20, 1998, Roma (Rome), Italy
Topics: capelletti (food), bicycle advocacy, Vatican Museum, history, art, Emperor Constantine, Roman Empire, Christianity, Etruscans, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Lateran Treaty, Vatican City (Holy See)
bulletMay 21, 1998, Roma (Rome), Italy
Topics: spaghetti matriciana (food), Saint Peter's Square and Basilica, the Spanish Steps of Roma, HISTORY, Christianity, the papacy
bulletMay 22-24, 1998, Pisa, Italy
Topics: Tuscany, University student life in Pisa, Bicincittà (Pisa and Roma), reducing traffic to maintain ruins
bulletMay 25, 1998, Pisa, Italy
Topics: pane Toscano (food), Unione Italiana Sport per Tutti, Campo dei Miracoli (Leaning Tower of Pisa)
bulletMay 26-27, 1998, Genova (Genoa), Italy
Topics: risotto (food), Cinque Terre, topography, Napolean, bicycle safety, being tourists
bulletMay 28, 1998, Genova (Genoa), Italy
Topics: pesto (food), Meucci Technical High School visit, Italian telecommunication monopoly, life in Genova, more rain
bulletMay 29-30, 1998, San Remo, Italy
Topics: Christopher Columbus, French and Italian Riviera, Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes

In addition to reading these dispatches, we encourage you to visit these resources:

bulletBikeAbout Italy Scrapbook
Photos and sounds gathered by the BikeAbout team; maps of Italian coast.
bulletAbout Italy
Basic facts about Italy's government, economy, and people; links to other sources of information on the 'Net. Compiled by BikeAbout.

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