Tag: Bergamo

One from the vaults: Postcard from Il Lombardia

Tomorrow sees the 116th running of Il Lombardia, one of the five monuments, raced around northern Italy. It’s a race we’ve watched live a number of times. Here we’re revisiting our first attendance at the race in 2015. Last week-end was my beloved’s and… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from Il Lombardia”

Sculpture Saturday #12

My dear friends in Bergamo thankfully emerged unscathed by the Covid-19 pandemic which engulfed the town. In their honour, I’m featuring one of the town’s statues. This monument to Victor Emmanuel II dominates Bergamo’s Piazza Giacomo Matteotti. The landmark was carved by Luigi Pagani… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #12”

Missing Il Lombardia

Yesterday, was the race of the falling leaves, one of the five Monuments (major Classics races) of the cycling season. We should’ve been there enjoying the live racing, drinking Aperol Spritzs in some of our favourite cafes and appreciating the wonderful scenery. We weren’t… Continue Reading “Missing Il Lombardia”

Postcard from Il Lombardia

Last week-end was my beloved’s and my maiden Il Lombardia. We’ve visited and cycled in the area many timesĀ but never watched the race live. This year’s edition kicked off in Bergamo, a delightfully historic town with some truly memorable architecture, great shops and restaurantsĀ –… Continue Reading “Postcard from Il Lombardia”