Villafranca, Tuscany (Italy)

Villafranca in Lunigiana, a picturesque town in Tuscany, Italy, is known for its medieval charm and the historic Malaspina Castle. Surrounded by lush landscapes, it offers a tranquil retreat.
Cycle routes passing Villafranca
Weeks I stayed Villafranca
Mon, 13. Mar 2023

I was excited to leave the AirBnB. This smell of cat pee drove me nuts. And I was excited to finally see the sea. I saw a bit in Brindisi, but not really. Driving all the way down what I climbed up the other day was very pleasant, but the sea was disappointing. Not because of the sea, but because it was hardly possible to access it. Plenty of beach clubs which did not allow trespassing and all closed, which meant I couldn't get some coffee either.

Not the perfect start, but it is what it is.

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Tue, 14. Mar 2023
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Really, this was hardly a day of biking. Just so very short. But the weather cleared up and I arrived quickly in Pontremoli. Small town, but it had all I needed, including an accommodation with a great view and terrace.

And a great dish of Testaroli in a very tiny restaurant. I was quite lucky that I could get a seat as it was very busy. Food was great, and even better. I had a table directly at the window to look over my bike. Couldn't get much better than that!

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Mood: happy :)