At Rolle the waterfall was dry. Not sure if it's dammed now because of the fatal landslide a few years ago or just lacks rain. Then up to Refrontolo with great views of the zone. The looping tornanti below San Pietro di Feletto were wonderful as always. My ride home was surprisingly difficult because I'm a bit out of condition and I used up too much energy on all those rolling hills. Didn't bonk but another few kilometers and I'd have been a zombie. "Piano, piano" like my friend Silvano always says.
|Chiesa di San Lorenzo nestled in an olive grove, |
with Monte Pizzoc in background
|Chiesa at Costa di La' above |
an amphitheater of presecco vineyards
|Costa di La' vines with |
Monte Cesen high above in the distance
|My real motive for this ride: to find Villa Spada,|
the setting of Andrea Molesini's historical fiction novel
"Non tutti i bastardi sono di Vienna."
This street in Refrontolo is named after
the real-life protagonist Nicolo Spada
|This marker promises a trail to Tempietto Spada, |
but I rode to the end and it ended in someone's
garden. Clearly I'll have to return,