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Stage

3

Tuesday 09
July 2024

111 km
Altitude gain 1100 mt

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Sabbioneta -

Toano

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The first summit finish of the race comes up in a stage clearly divided into two parts: the first, up to Ponte Secchia, climbs gently across the Po valley, while the final 12 km are steep all the way to the finish. The first part is also characterised by the crossing of numerous villages in the Reggio Emilia area before entering the Secchia valley and reaching the foot of the final 11-km climb. The first KOM of the Giro d’Italia Women climbs at 6% gradient until the village of La Collina, where the road flattens up a bit.

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Sabbioneta

Overview

Included together with Mantua in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008, Sabbioneta was built in about thirty-five years at the behest of Prince Vespasiano Gonzaga. The city is a perfect example of the application of Renaissance theories in the field of town planning and the design of an ideal city: the buildings of historical and artistic interest still bear witness to this today, as do the sumptuous examples of figurative art in Renaissance style that bear the signature of important authors from Lombardy, Emilia and the Venetian school.

Toano

Overview

Toano is located in the hills, between Val Secchia and the Apennine ridge; it is an important agricultural center for the production of Parmigiano Reggiano. It is about 50 km from Reggio Emilia.

The capital is located on mount Castello (944 m.), and on the top we find the medieval parish church of Santa Maria di Castello. The area offers everything needed to have a pleasant holiday: a swimming pool, sports facilities, hiking or mountain trails and a well-structured accommodation offering, in addition to many events. Toano is part of the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.

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