Art Cities tours: Bike Paths in Northern Italy

michelangelo art of italySo often in these days we heard about environmentally sustainable tourism initiatives and we can only be glad of it. Today we present to you a new network of paths for bicycles that combines art and tourism in the northern part of Italy.

The Art Cities of the Po Valley, is a consortium founded in 1997, consisting of 13 provincial capital cities: Alessandria, Bergamo, Brescia, Cremona, Ferrara, Lodi, Mantova, Modena, Parma, Pavia, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Vercelli, located in four Regions: Piemonte, Veneto, Lombardia and Emilia-Romagna.

Created to overlight a common identity among the member cities, the circuit aim to attract people with a new product, which has its strong point in the cultural resources of a homogeneous territory.

All cities on the Po valley are really well connected with roadways and rail and the international airports of Milan, Bologna, Bergamo, Brescia, Verona and Parma. That’s it, a branded network able to meet visitors in search of new routes through places and tastes.

While offering attractions of great value, precious historic centres are not only open air museums crowded by tourists, but places where you can enjoy the architectural beauty in comfort.

The main goal is to provide potential tourists with a streamlined system of information and innovation. Main attractions, guided tours, local products and what kind of emotions italians love, are offered.

The idea is simple, to share knowledges and increase the attendance of the areas, focusing on  healthy, natural and convivial tourism permitted by the use of “two wheels”.

The route will also connect all the leaders associations of the circuit, making it easier hiking and working in terms of reception, vehicles renting, and improving cultural activities, food and wine.

The final aim of the project is to reconcile the combined use of train and bicycle, to let respect towards the bicycles grows.

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