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|Riding around inside Montagnana's walls.|
|Drawings and notes from my journal.|
36 miles - Sunday, October 9
Sunshine! It’s much warmer than last night’s chilly stroll through Montagnana. We pack up and circle the interior of the walls. There is a collection of buildings, similar to row houses, except the rear, in actuality, is fused with the exterior wall.
|Andy pedals through the narrows streets for scale.|
After a cup of cappuccino in the piazza we set off southward, easily cycling the miles to Ferrara. Riding on a Sunday is quiet, especially through the little villages. Less traffic leaves our minds time to wander. Andy and I scheme of returning someday with friends to camp in hostels, ride lightweight bikes, drink good wine, and eats lots of pasta.
On the outskirts of Ferrara we set up in a year-round municipal campground. It's vacant and quiet, yet sports a newly mown lawn, even clean bathrooms. It seems too good to be true. We wash, set up the tent, and still no one has come to collect money. Without this place connecting the long miles to Bologna, we would've been taking a train. We are thankful for the campground guide.
|Estense Castle at night, central Ferrara. Photo credit: Milagros-Palette|