The “Giro d’Italia in 80 Bookshops” starts from Friuli Venezia Giulia

The “Giro d’Italia in 80 Bookshops” starts from Friuli Vene…
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  • Locations: Tarvisio; Venzone; Gemona del Friuli; UDINE; Grado; Cormons; Cordenons.
  • Type: Excursion; Guided tour; Cultural promotion
  • Date: from 29 to 31 May and from 4 to 5 June 2015
  • Recommended for: everybody


The “Giro d’Italia in 80 Bookshops” starts by pedalling along the Alpe Adria cycle route and stops in Tarvisio, Venzone, Gemona del Friuli, Udine, Grado (from 29 to 31 May), as well as in Cormons (Gorizia) and Cordenons (Pordenone) (on 4 and 5 June).

From Friuli Venezia Giulia to Apulia, the world revolves around words: we have the world of books ride a bike and we roll throughout Italy to tell stories, read books out loud to rediscover authors and meet readers. The “Giro d’Italia in 80 Bookshops” is a slow and relentless trip through a reading Italy, an example of sustainability, a showcase of creativity. A relay race, a stage race with arrivals and departures at Bookshops, libraries, squares and schools. Events, meetings, games and readings.

For more information on the “Giro d’Italia in 80 bookshop”

Schedule for Friuli Venezia Giulia


Friday 29 May

Tarvisio > Venzone

10.30 Tarvisio / Bachmann Sport High School

Official start of theTour de Italy in 80 bookshops

18.00 Venzone / Town Hall

Presentation of the book Treni d’archivio. Capitoli di storia delle Ferrovia in Friuli (Trains of archive. Chapters of the history of the railways in Friuli), by Romano Vecchiet, within the framework of the Il tempo di mezzo cycle of events organised by Fuc srl (Udine-Cividale railways).

Saturday 30 May

Venzone > Udine

9.30 Venzone / cyclists meet in front of the Town Hall in Venzone

Opening event of the new Venzone – Gemona section of the Alpe Adria Bike Route organised by the Mountain Community of Gemonese, Val Canale, Canal del Ferro and the municipalities of Venzone and Gemona in collaboration with the Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region.

Udine > initiatives during the Night of Readers

16.30 Loggia del Lionello

The Tour de Udine in 80 minutes

A bike ride organised in collaboration with Fiab Udine – AbicitUdine and Tavolo a Pedali. Cyclists will pass by all the bookshops in town.


18.30 Loggia del Lionello


Sarah Jane Ranieri and Marco Zapparoli present the first format of the Italian non-television: its mission is to find some classics of world literature that have disappeared from the shelves of libraries and bookshops.

with Flavio Oreglio, Fulvio Ervas, Emilio Rigatti, Devis Bonanni, Romano Vecchiet, Davide Ferraris

21.00 Loggia del Lionello

Cinebicicletta (moviebike) projects pictures and emotions on buildings.

Sunday 31 May

Udine > Grado

10.30 Udine / Piazza della Stazione > start of tour to Grado

18.00 Grado / Falco Marin Municipal Library

Meeting the authors Emilio Rigatti and Luigi Nacci

Thursday 4 June



5.30 p.m. Cormons / Piazza della Libertà

Arrival of bikes in Cormons

Meeting with Paolo Marcolin, the author of the guide book “Collio in bicicletta. Itinerari tra natura e vigneti” (Collio by bike. Trails among nature and vineyards) (Ediciclo) and Darinka Montico, “Walkaboutitalia. L’Italia a piedi, senza soldi, raccogliendo sogni” (Walkaboutitalia. Walking around Italy, penniless, collecting dreams) (Edizioni dei Cammini).

In collaboration with the È quaAssociation the Collio e CarsoConsortium, and the Vecchiet Bookshop


Friday 5 June

Cormons >


10.30 a.m. Cormons

Meeting with schools within the AmbientArti event and start of the “Giro d’Italia in 80 Bookshops” heading for Cividale del Friuli along the Pedemontana and Collio cycle route.

Cividale del Friuli >


3.00 p.m. Cividale del Friuli

Train+bike Cividale-Udine (Ferrovie FUC) and Udine-Codroipo (Trenitalia)

Codroipo >

4.00 p.m. Codroipo/ Piazzale G. Oberdan

Departure for Pordenone by bicycle

Pordenone >

6.30 p.m. Pordenone / Corso Garibaldi 4c

Arrival at the Quo Vadis Bookshop

Cordenons >

8.45 p.m. Cordenons / Via Campagnuta, 7

Il Capitello Cultural Association

Meeting with Emilio Rigatti “Gli Alchimisti delle Colline e altre storie di uomini e orizzonti di qua e di là del Collio” (The Alchemists of the Hills and other stories of men and horizons on both sides of Collio) (Ediciclo) and Darinka Montico, “Walkaboutitalia. L’Italia a piedi, senza soldi, raccogliendo sogni” (Walkaboutitalia. Walking around Italy, penniless, collecting dreams) (Edizioni dei Cammini).

Coordinators: Daniele Zongaro and Lorenzo Stroppa.

In collaboration with Bottega Errante, Fiab Pordenone, Aruotalibera and the Quo Vadis Bookshop

Organized by:


The “Giro d’Italia in 80 Bookshops” is organized by “Letteratura rinnovabile” (Renewable Literature).

Tel. +39 02 295 156 88


For tourist information (FVG Travel Agency):

Tel. 800 016 044 (toll-free number from Italy) or +39 0431 387 130 (from abroad)