Bike ride to Piana degli Albanesi
Since the end of 2012 I’m taking lots of pictures during bike rides, but I have been working on this blog for only a few days now. So I have some catching up to do! This photo was taken on a bike ride from Balestrate to Piana deglia Albanesi (wiki / google maps). It’s a nice ride with a not so steep climb (max around 7%) starting near Lago Poma and through the town of San Giuseppe Jato.
Before arriving at the town of Piana deglia Albanesi you’ll pass the monument at Portella della Ginestra (google maps). On May 1, 1947, 11 people were killed and 27 wounded during May Day celebrations. Although the bandit Salvatore Giuliano was held responsible, many believe he was set up. If you want to know more about this tragic event, read this.