“Eroica” is a bike ride in Tuscany that celebrate the good old days of bycicle race when there was no tarnac on the roads and you really had to be an “hero” to complete certein races. Along the road there’s plenty of “comfprt” for the 5.500 riders: free sandwiches, ham, finocchiona, ribollita and – of course – rivers of Chianti. Here’s the story: a group of 7 riders who didn’t make it in the 5.500 limit… decided to make a copy of ine of the numbers and go for a snack anyway…
The video here was shot yesterday at Piazzale Ostiense in Rome (here). The rain was very strong, but lasted no more than one hour.
The video shows the bicycle track marked in red on this map, it is the part north of “Due Ponti”.
Corriere.it tells the tales of a country paralyzed by one of the strongest and less efficient bureaucracy in the western world: Italian Red Tape.
Romafaschifo blog publish a series of pictures showing a “regular” Rome and the same during the visit that President Obama did few days ago.
Bernardino Budroni died on july 11th 2011. He was shot by the police after a long getaway with his car. His death was not enough to put an end to the court actions against him.
He eneded up being sentenced 25 months in prison. Sentence was pronounced on july 8th 2013, right 2 years after his death. And now he gets a € 150,00 fine for illegal weapon possession. That is 31 months after his death.
Welcom to italian justice.
…The Great Beauty!
But there’s more to Rome than what Paolo Sorrentino showed in his movie. A Rome very different, dirty and cahotic, the sort of place you don’t want to live in. The b log Romafaschifo has arranged some images of this other Rome, with bits from th movie.