Mantua – Cremona
Following an ample breakfast, I got to the Po River after just a few kilometers and pretty much followed along the river for most of the day. This was an absolutely flat stage, most of the riding done up on a levee next to the river. I followed the EuroVelo 8 for a big part of the day.
The route led me through many nice towns along the way, since this was a Saturday, often with markets in the main square. After a bit over 100 km, I got to my hotel south of Cremona just before it started raining.