Well I'm a day behind because we didn't have internet at our hotel in Adria, so probably by now I've forgotten most of the details (because they've been replaced with the details from today's ride), but I'll do my best!
Mostly, I'm just going to show you photos from our ride.
Our new cycling friends from the UK I mentioned yesterday (Ruth & Cathy) on the dirt/gravel part of the route (there was quite a bit today, actually):
Entering the town of Cavarzere:
The four of us stopped here for some lunch and caffè right near the piazza in Cavarzere:
And then, more gorgeous scenery:
We said goodbye to our friends in Fasana, as they headed right on the loop ride they were doing (it ends back in Venice) and we headed left toward Adria. We had so much fun with them it was a bit sad to part ways!
View from the bench outside the gelato shop:
Wandering around Adria:
We had dinner last night at Ristorante Albergo Molteni and it was great!
We ordered antipasti of Piedmont beef tartare and a seared tuna with capers and olives and tomatoes, then a squid ink pasta with squid, and…ink, and a grilled fish dish but I don't remember what fish it was (and I forgot to take photos of our main dishes, and the antipasti shots were blurry…low light, iPhone) but I managed to capture the ambiance when we first arrived, along with the fabulous Valpolicella Ripasso we had:
Our hotel in Adria was the Hotel Stella d'Italia and it was great. Cool design, good pillows…what more could you ask for? Oh yeah, Wi-Fi.
The breakfast room this morning:
Next stop: Comacchio!
Oh yeah, here's our map from this ride (51.5 kilometers — about 32 miles):