From Verona we had almost reached the lowest point again and the following kilometers would be travelling through the less interesting and rainy Po valley. Luckily the cities Ferrara and Bologna made the trip worthwhile.
On the day we were in Siena the Strade Bianche was held. This is a speed cycling competition and is the first classic. a warm-up for Tirreno-Adriatico apparently. We were at the finish to take in the atmosphere.
From Siena we had five or six days to reach Rome. We were very pleased with the weather, the views and the small Tuscan villages. The roads proved tough in steepness and in quality but the other aspects made it all worthwile :) We end this album in Sorano, a small traditional village with pretty houses.