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Camping in the rain…

(Cycling day 8)

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Today was a tricky riding day – always accompanied by dark clouds which empty themselves while I took a shower.

But let’s start in the beginning…as I checked out a nice hostel in Firenze I left my B & B in Verona only at ten.
I cycled through the ancient town and found the signs for different cyclepaths which I were looking for – so far, so good.
But the problem was that I hadn’t have a gpx track and also not a map with a good scale. So – as you will think already – the signs couldn’t be found after some corners so I had to improvise…

Usually no problem but so I get to know to the lorry junction of Verona – and believe me this was no fun.
After a few kilometres another cyclepath sign came up again – but wasn’t seen again…So finally I was so lucky to find Giovanni in Sommacampagna – and he was so friendly to show me the way by car – so I had a trace-vehicle.
Thanks again to Giovanni – you’ve helped me a lot

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So I came down on a silent road to Salionze and followed the signs…but guess, what’s happened – I was again on a big street where lorries pass you by.

So I came into the famous town of Borghetto with its old buildings and a castle up in Vialeggio Sul Mincio with a great garden – but I just visited Borghetto which is famous for the old mills – and now there are about 10 restaurants – and on the small bridges there are like in Paris at the Pont Neuf lockers from loving couples who throw the key away to prove their lo

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So going on to follow the river Mincio that water became after about 10 km a canal – and so I reached the north of Mantua in a small Agriturismo with campin

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A couple from Austria with a offroad camper were next to me and we had a good chat with the owner of the site in english, italian – and german!

And while having a shower it started to rain do I was very happy to have a big tree with table next to my tent where I could cook my risotto.

So tomorrow I’d like to go to Ferrara and than to Bologna taking the train to Florence. So hopefully the weather is okay – the forecast says – no! (as the last days)