Corsa Rosa della Coesione, Stage 15: Ivrea – Como
Sunday’s stage, our 15th, starts today in Ivrea, the city of Adriano Olivetti, and takes us to the lakeside town of Como, in the region of Lombardy.
For Ivrea, a city that was named a World Heritage Site in 2018, the project selected for Corsa Rosa della Coesione concerns the restoration of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, a small contribution of cohesion policy making use of the Development and Cohesion Fund (DCF) to restore the façade of the Ivrea cathedral, which rests atop the remains of an ancient Roman temple.
In Como, we have a project that called for a greater level of funding and which was executed as part of the 2007-2013 programming cycle, also making use of national cohesion policy funding for the construction of a bike and pedestrian underpass for the Grandate station of the Saronno-Como railway line.
The project, which called for over €1.5 million in funding to provide access for pedestrians and cyclists at the railway underpass, falls within the scope of a broader project to connect other planned cycling routes.
The idea of a city in which bicycles dominate is not mere fantasy.