Giro d’Italia

The Giro d’Italia is a big event in Italy. There was great excitement in Bagni di Lucca today…the race came right through our villages.

My balcony provided an excellent vantage point to watch it all unfold. Our little piazza at Ponte a Serraglio was packed with people waving flags and waiting for the cyclists to appear.

Sponsors’ cars sped through first.

Giro d'Italia

Giro d'Italia

The first bikes appeared after endless official vehicles.

Giro d'Italia

The crowds were waiting to cheer them on.

Giro d'Italia

A little while later the bigger group of cyclists appeared along the river.

Giro d'Italia

Giro d'Italia

Giro d'Italia

Giro d'Italia

Giro d'Italia

Giro d'Italia

Giro of d'Italia

Here are some photos from the bar, thanks to Belinda.

Giro d'Italia

Giro d'Italia

Giro d'Italia

Giro d'Italia

Giro d'Italia

A helicopter flew overhead to follow the proceedings.

Giro d'Italia

More official vehicles brought up the rear.

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Giro d'Italia

…and it was all over. The whole event went through Ponte a Serraglio in a matter of minutes, but it was great fun and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

Go to Bagni di Lucca and Beyond for a bit more on the race.

 

 

 

14 thoughts on “Giro d’Italia

  1. Yes, I remember watching some bike race from your balcony in 2006 – not sure if it was the same as the one you mentioned here. The group of bike riders really whizzed past, like you said, gone in a flash. The atmosphere is what makes the event exciting. Great to see you were part of this, Deb.

  2. We could not be in two places at the same time… But it was an amazing experience to see them past the mill. Everything was so fast! Quite a sight!

  3. Pingback: Bagni di Lucca in 2015 | Bella Bagni di Lucca

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