On Petrarca’s footsteps

The Euganean Hills are one of the most beautiful hilly area in the north of Italy, completely sorrounded by a cycling path.

We will do the same road that the great Italian poet, Francesco Petrarca, followed from Padua to his house in Arquà at the end of the Forteenth century. We will stop to visit Arquà Petrarca, one of the best preserved medieval villages and considered among the most lovely 100 villages in Italy.

In Arquà you can choose to visit the memorial house and we will taste the famous Brodo di giuggiole, a delicious local liquor.

Itinerary: mainly in plain, on country roads, low traffic asphalt roads and river banks

When: every day, on request

Meeting point: camper area in Viale degli Alpini, Battaglia Terme, free parking. You can arrive by train from Padua or Venice in Battaglia Terme.

Difficulty:  easy, 30 km lenght, difference in level 25 m

Languages: Italian and English

Duration: half day

Points of interest: river port of Battaglia Terme, Battaglia Canal, Montaigne’s bridge, Arquà Petrarca, Lispida Castle

For information and reservation: tel. +39 328 4089272; e-mail:viaggiarecuriosi@gmail.com

Bike rental: on request with an additional cost.

Technical support: Travel & Bike di VICUS NOVUS tourist agency and tour operator.