I finished my stay in Feltre with a birthday party on Sunday and more hiking on Monday. Tuesday I returned the rental car, then spent a rainy day in Lido and Venice.
The weather still did not look good for walking across Italy, so I headed back to the Dolomites for four more days, this time to Levico Terme near Trento. Two years ago I went through this area on the train and thought it would be a great place for a bike trip. It turns out there is a 50 mile bike path through Valsugana along the Brenta River to Bassano del Grappa. So on Saturday I took a break from hiking, rented a bike, and had a fantastic ride through countryside and villages to Bassano del Grappa.
Sunday I spent the morning in Trento, and after lunch took the train to Bologna, home of the University of Gelato. I decided to spend an extra day there as one can only eat so much ice cream per day.
Yesterday I stopped in Florence, and now I am on my way south.
I’ve decided to spend the rest of my time here hiking on Capri, along the Amalfi Coast, and on the Via Appia near Rome.