Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 17 is a flat stage between Caravaggio and Vicenza. The length of the course is 217 kilometers.
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Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 17 quick info
- DATE: May 22, 2013, Wednesday
- STAGE TYPE: Flat
- START-FINISH: Caravaggio (107 m) > Vicenza (35 m)
- LENGTH OF THE COURSE: 217 km
Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 17 Profile
Giro d’Italia 2013 Stage 17 Map
There is only one serious climb on the route: Crosara (at the 197.9th km, 402 m). Starting at 192.6th kilometer at Nanto (39 m). Riders will gain 363 meters in 5,3 kilometers (average 6.8%, 12% max).
Caravaggio (also known locally as Careàs) is a town and comune in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy, Italy, 40 kilometers east of Milan.
The city is best known for the Sanctuary (15th century).
Other sights include:
- The Gallavresi Palace (or the Marchioness Palace), now the Town Hall. It dates to the second half of the 13th century.
- Church of San Fermo e Rustico, in Lombard-Gothic style, built in the 13th century over a pre-existing holy edifice. The two aisles were added in 1429. It has a façade in brickwork with a marble central portal, surmounted by a large rose window. It is flanked by a 76-meter (249 ft) high bell tower, built in 1500 by governor Giovanni Dandolo. The interior houses the Holy Sacrament Chapel (late 15th-early 16th century), in Bramantesque style, variously attributed to Giovanni Battagio; also present are works by Bernardino Campi, Giovanni Moriggia, Giulio Cesare Procaccini and Nicola Moietta.
- Church of Santa Liberata (16th century), with frescoes.
- Porta Nuova arch (18th century)
- Teatro Amerighi, named after the family of the painter Michelangelo Amerighi da Caravaggio (29 September 1571 – 18 July 1610), it was a theatre designed by the Liberty style architect Carlo Bedolini and built at the beginning of the 20th century. It has been probably the most important cultural and social spot of the city for decades before being destroyed at the end of the Second World War. In the area, it was considered like a little Teatro alla Scala.
Vicenza is a city in north-eastern Italy, is the capital of the eponymous province in the Veneto region, at the northern base of the Monte Berico, straddling the Bacchiglione. Vicenza is approximately 60 km west of Venice and 200 km east of Milan.
Vicenza is a thriving and cosmopolitan city, with a rich history and culture, and many museums, art galleries, piazzas, villas, churches, and elegant Renaissance palazzi. With the Palladian Villas of the Veneto in the surrounding area, and his renowned Teatro Olimpico (Olympic Theatre), the “city of Palladio” has been enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.