Living the biking life in Cortona and Cesena, Italy

Living the biking life in Cortona and Cesena, Italy

Italy has world-class gastronomy, scenic beauty, superb wines, rich history, incomparable art and architecture. But it's not so good at individual transportation, unless your on a bike.

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GalleryTravel: The biking life in Cortona and Cesena, Italy

Finding quiet gems during a self-guided bicycling tour in northern Italy.
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