Our 2nd anniversary in Verona is today. Leaving family and friends behind, changing cultures, languages, and in general starting life from zero is not something for the timid. Not to mention acquiring visas, permessi di soggiorno, and overcoming other bureaucratic hurdles.
Cycling wise it has been a tremendously positive change. Which isn't to say I don't miss my cycling buddies in NJ and their craziness. Having started this blog on January 1st so I've missed writing about 17 months of my cycling life in Italy. Perhaps I'll go back and write about some of the trips from that period.
Photos: a view of Verona, and the Roman built Ponte Pietra, from above the Teatro Romano; the earliest photo I could find with me in it (Nov/Dec 2005) and before I was a member of the Gruppo 1 club; a sunset on the Adige River in Verona as seen from Ponte Nuovo with the Chiesa Santa Anastasia bell tower on the left bank and the Teatro Romano on the right bank.