Back to the mountains
Enough of cities!! Need a dose of mountain twisties.
Heading for Lake Garda, 200kms away. There was rain in the highlands, so I took the lowlands road. It was not country roads between towns as I expected. It turned out to be just a series of suburbs, roundabouts, traffic lights and 50k zones. I was going nowhere fast so I just jumped on the autostrada and zipped the last 150kms. Again, no hassle whatsoever with Italian drivers or trucks.
Arrived at Lake Garda early afternoon and settled in for the next few days. JH's book has several great mountain trips around this area and I'm looking forward to playing on them without being loaded up.
Later: the heavens opened - and my tent flap was not closed. Oh dear!