Day 25 – Shakespeare etc

Today’s ride was short and sweet, some of it along lake Garda which, at this time of year, is swarmed with people looking for some relief from the heat. Less than three hours later I was in Verona, a beautiful city full of history and fables. By the way, Greengo wasn’t allowed to see the most fabled place in Verona – Casa di Giulietta. Since I visited the city not long ago I didn’t spend much time wandering around, just took a few pictures for the blog and went to meet an old acquaintance who is also my host for tonight.

I haven’t seen Elina for a while and it was nice to reacquaint. We went out while the city became empty and quiet. It was nice to see it without the overwhelming crowds, all courtesy of a football game, an important one – Italy against Spain. Of course, there were eruptions of joy a couple of times for an obvious reason – Italy scored. We dined in a small restaurant tucked away in a quiet street. I ate pasta, good for cyclists, but with a twist, it was with horse ragout. We chatted about this and that and at the end of the day we knew a little bit more about each other. The more people I meet on this trip the easier I find it to open up.

Today in numbers:

56 km – distance covered
3h13m – riding time
2 – goals scored by Squadra Azzurra against La Furia Roja
4 – flavors of gelato I tried today
3 – of Shakespeare’s plays are set in Verona