For those of you passionate about cycling or who are just interested in another aspect of Italian cultural/sporting phenomena, the Giro d’Italia is one of those can’t miss experiences. While less famous than the Tour de France, the Giro is nonetheless one of the top-tier events on the international cycling calendar … and it’s passing through Levanto on June 17th.
This is hardly the first time … Levanto’s being located in a steep-hilled, gorgeous terrain lends itself to being on the Giro schedule. As luck would have it too, the usual route for cycling in this area takes the riders right past our land above the sea. (There’s still a large painted banner on one of the concrete retaining walls from a previous edition that reads, “Only One King: Lance.”) We have front-row seats and don’t have to fight for them.
I’ll admit that watching cycling from the ground can be a bit underwhelming: if you’re on a downhill stretch or near the sprint for the finish, it is exciting, yes, but it lasts about 15 seconds. But if you are going to be in the area, you should check it out, if only to be able to say that you were there.
And if you book a tour with us, we’ll even let you put up a lawn chair on our property ….