Italy is very popular for cycling thanks to its varied landscape ranging from rolling hills to steep climbs and wooded trails to mountain paths.
Not to mention the fact that the food is great and the wine even better making it a top cycling destination whether you are a food fanatic that wants to burn off calories or an avid cyclist, looking for a real challenge.
In Italy you can cycling along wooded trails and ancient roman roads to the top of a volcanic hill only to find yourself today immerging into a bustling town overlooking a lake formed in the crater! There are many medieval towns perched on top of rocky cliffs with picturesque views of the Mediterranean coastline, where often underneath lies the remains of an older settlement. Such as the Etruscans who left many burial grounds and caves around Tuscany and Upper Lazio.
Avoid cycling in congested Italian Cities and crowded touristy areas, enjoy the countryside of Italy and take yourself on a cycling adventure, exploring the many off road and gravel paths/routes that Italy has.