Venice is like a fish, check it on a map, it looks like a big sole laid on the sea bottom. Why did this fish arrive till here to rest..Venice has always or nearly existed as you see it now. Since the dawn of time it sailed to harbours, rivers (…). On the map the bridge which connects the city to the land (Ponte della Libertà) looks like a fishing line: it seems like Venice took the bait.
Tour History and a very important one too…. Who invented Pasta, one of the most vital food sources on any bike tour! By the way a nice mention by Forbes mag too…. The 50cm-long yellow food substance, in the image on the right, was found in a pot buried during a catastrophic flood, radiocarbon dated to around […]
Tour History – Marco Polo – Now whether he was born in Venice or Korcula, Croatia, which was the subject of an earlier Tour History – https://blog.bikeodyssey.cc/blog/2017/12/18/bike-odyssey-marco-polo . However, there is little doubt he travelled a long long way! Marco’s first epic trip was in 1271, he was 17 years old. He travelled for 4 years […]
Tour History and the first post for The Venetians – Venice to Dubrovnik, our new Odyssey! An inspiration for this tour is undoubtedly one of Venice’s favourite sons, Marco Polo. However, it wasn’t so long ago that Croatia tried to lay claim to the great explorer! The exact date and place of Marco Polo’s birth […]