Shortly after starting your day you will pass through Padova, a great city of art and learning, before reaching Costozza on your way to Vicenza
Shortly after starting your day you will pass through Padova, a great city of art and learning. The two main attractions being the Giotto frescos in the Cappella degli Scrovegni and the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua. The historic Caffè Pedrocchi, one of Italy’s most famous cafes, and Prato della Valle are two more of the sights you shouldn’t miss.
The Bacchiglione River points the way out of the the city and you reach Costozza, a small town at the foot of the Berici hills. The bike path passes in front of Villa Rotonda, the most famous of the Palladian villas. Just before entering Vicenza you pass the Villa Valmarana ai Nani with its marvellous frescoes by Tiepolo.
Always be prepared to cycle through a change of weather conditions and do check for any local weather warnings before cycling. Make sure to bring a waterproof jacket and a warm layer. Most cyclists wear [fingerless] cycle gloves for some padding on the handlebars. Don't forget a spare battery pack for an emergency charge of any navigation unit you may decide to use.