Castelnuovo Fogliani, Emilia-Romagna (Italy)

Castelnuovo Fogliani, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, is a charming hamlet surrounded by rolling hills. Known for its rural beauty, it provides a tranquil setting with picturesque landscapes and historical charm.
Cycle routes passing Castelnuovo Fogliani
Weeks I stayed Castelnuovo Fogliani
Thu, 16. Mar 2023
EuroVelo 5 - view from Berceto

Cold fresh mountain air. And a long way down. Not the worst start into a day. Great views as well, with still some glimpses of the Alps. I decided to not bike into Parma. I've been there on a different visit and generally bigger cities are not too enticing. A short break in Fornovo di Taro, small town but all the things I needed for a quick break. And an impressive riverbed of the Taro.

Continued further to Fidenza where I got some lunch, actually a big portion of pizza for quite little money. I place myself at some squares and observed again quite some people. Definitely a city which is bike friendly and very little car traffic. Which is always great to see.

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Fri, 17. Mar 2023
Eurovelo 5 - my Garmin and a desastrous bridge

My worst day yet. It started out all fine and dandy, but turned pretty quick. First stop, as almost always, a little village, Alseno. With a cafe and an abbey. Continued to Piacenza where I found a great farmers market and went on a little stroll around the city to then get going direction Spessa.

And wow, a very busy street. Cars basically being far less polite than I have experienced them earlier on my trip. Might have been as well simply the nature of the road. I'm usually not too worried about cars, I would go even so far, that I prefer some roads with cars over bike roads. Actually quite often. But that was simply too much.

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Mood: happy :)