From Northern Italy to Florence By Bike, A New Cycling Path is in the Works

May 01, 2019 894

BY: Silvia Donati

From the Brennero Pass at the border between Italy and Austria to Lake Garda, and on to Mantua, Bologna, Pistoia and Florence, by bike on a dedicated track. That’s the idea behind the Ciclovia del Sole (literally Cycle Path of the Sun), a 670-km proposed cycling path, part of one of the most important European cycling routes, the Euro Velo 7, which goes from North Cape to Malta for a total of 7,400 km.

The section from the Brenner Pass to Mantua has already been built, with work currently under way for the Bologna stretch, which will connect Lombardy, the region where Mantua is located, to the capital of Emilia-Romagna: a total of 46 km, of which 32 will follow the abandoned route of the Bologna-Verona railway. The cost is estimated at €5M; once this stretch is completed, it will be the turn of Tuscany, tasked with completing the stretch to Florence.

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