Racing Sellaronda HERO 2015

85km.  4500m of climbing.  Altitudes of 2300m. 9800 calories burned.  Sellaronda HERO is no joke.  It’s the same course, on the same day, as the UCI…

La Villa Belvedere near Pisa

La Villa Belvedere is located in the hills between Pisa and Lucca, very close to the start of the aqueducts that feed Pisa.  Built in…

Abandoned Fascist Mausoleum near Livorno, Italy

Mausoleo di Ciano has been high on my local places to visit since I first moved to Italy. It is located about 10km south of…

Exploring the city of Buriano, Italy

Grab the Il Castello di Buriano geocache before heading out. Italy is filled with villages built high up on ridge lines.  Buriano is an excellent example…

The Abandoned Castel di Pietra

Rock Castle, or Castel di Pietra in Italian, was probably built in the late 11th century AD. The road leading to the castle passes by…

La Pievaccia, a Knights Templar tower

The Parco Naturale di Montioni deserves at least a couple days of your life.  The amount of exploring to be done in this nature preserve is…

Etruscan tombs around Vetulonia, Italy

The Etruscan civilization is one of my favorite ancient civilizations.  Their civilization peaked during the early years of the Roman Republic in the late 4th…

Acquedotto Leopoldino in the Hills Above Livorno

Only a short distance from Livorno central, these aqueducts are a must see for anyone with an extra hour or two to waste in Livorno….