Stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy) 2013 edition is a 17.4km Team Time Trial (TTT). This is the only team time trial stage in the race. The course will be from Ischia to Forio (Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea).
DATE: May 05 2013, Sunday
STAGE TYPE: Team Time Trial (TTT)
START-FINISH: Ischia (4m) > Forio (7m)
LENGTH OF THE COURSE: 17.4 km
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 km from the city of Naples. It is the largest of the Phlegrean Islands (wiki).
Ischia is really a beautiful island with its historical castle (Castle Aragonese/Castello Aragonese), nature and beaches. Main sights are Castello Aragonese, Gardens of La Mortella, Gardens of Villa Ravino, Villa La Colombaia, Maronti Beach, etc.
You can read more about Ischia on wiki.
Forio (also known as Forio of Ischia) is a town and comune of c. 17,000 inhabitants in the province in Naples, Italy, situated on the island of Ischia. (wiki)
You can read more about Forio of Ischia on wiki.