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Oct 8, 2014 - Pavia

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Italy chapter on Lombardy and the Lakes has to say about Pavia: “First impressions of Pavia are deceiving, as its pretty old town is encircled by an industrial/agricultural belt. Pavia’s cobbled streets and piazzas buzz with students from the ancient university and are a refreshing change of pace from the hubbub of Milan, 30km north. Until the 11th century, Roman Pavia rivaled Milan as the capital of the Lombard kings, who left behind a Romanesque basilica. Legacies of the...

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Sep 18, 2010 - Cassinetta di Lugagnano to Certosa di Pavia

The knee is starting to hurt. It's not terrible, but it's a problem. The really hard part is, the cycling is beautiful and serene. As we roll into Certosa di Pavia, it starts to rain. Now a warm knee is one thing. A cold wet aching knee is quite another. But we aren't really in a town worth staying for more than a few hours, and we're staying overnight! Time to get an ice bag, some ibuprophen and a bit of rest. And be ready to cycle tomorrow!

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