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ASIAGO

On the west side of the Altopiano dei Sette Comuni, on a sheer precipice high above the Astico River, stands a forbidding rock formation known as the Altar Knotto. Its vertiginous position and singular appearance have spawned eerie legends of … Continue reading

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PISTONI E PEDALI NELLA VALBRENTA

PISTONS AND PEDALS IN THE VALBRENTA…The lure of steam trains is irresistible: the mighty black engine, exuding energy, pent-up power and a hint of mystery…the hiss of steam, the haunting whistle, the plume of black smoke and chuff chuff of … Continue reading

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LA VIE EN ROSE

LIFE IN PINK..   March is drawing to a close, May no longer seems so far away, and signs of the Giro d’Italia’s arrival are appearing in the three Veneto stage cites: Bassano del Grappa, Belluno, and Vittorio Veneto. In Bassano, start of the … Continue reading

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VAJONT

October 9, 1963, 22:39  – October 9, 2013 In memory of the 2000 inhabitants of Longarone and nearby towns who lost their lives in the Vajont disaster.                   Along the roadside above the dam … Continue reading

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IN SEARCH OF BOTTECCHIA

Ottavio Bottecchia was the first Italian winner of the Tour de France, and a cycling legend. His death, which resulted from injuries suffered in a training crash, has always been surrounded by mystery and speculation, and is still the subject … Continue reading

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A MEETING ON MONTE GRAPPA

The request was a valid one and fulfilling it would be fun, as it called for one of my favorite sedentary activities: creating Google maps. It came from a fellow VeloNews Forum* member with the screen name merlinak.  Now, I’m not into … Continue reading

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LOST ON MONTE GRAPPA

The headline was  incredible and shocking: “Seven lost and one dead in the Valley of San Liberale.” How could such a thing have happened? Yes, it’s true that in recent years, many lives have been lost on Monte Grappa: those of … Continue reading

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