7th April Visiting Orta San Giulio.
We walked by the lake and along the cobbled streets of the town and admired the extravagant decoration of the Villa Crespi built in 1879. It is now a hotel and restaurant.
Isola San Giulio lies a short distance from the shore. Legend has it that San Giulio was first to venture there in the 4th centuary by spreading his coat on the water and rowing there with his stick.
On the island, he defeated the dragon and eliminated the monstrous snakes.
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8th April. Saturday. Stop at EuroSpin supermarket to buy a picnic
Villaggi dans le Piedmont. Au fond les Alpes. On est au sud du Lago Maggiore.
After crossing the river Ticino into Lombardy we had our picnic by the river.
Picnic au bord de la rivière Ticino.
Ticino river, Lombardy.
Camping Playa di Valverde
Au bord de la rivière Ticino. Ponte sul Ticino Galliate.
Duomo di Pavia.
Pavia est au bord de la rivière Ticino et à 35km au sud de Milan.
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8 - 9th April. Already one week cycling. We arrive in Pavia in Lombardie, 35km south of Milan on Easter Sunday.