Paso sister city Gaiole Italy posts follow up to Eroica festival in Italian paper
Gaiole Italy ran a follow up article to the first ever Eroica festival hosted in Paso Robles in April in their local Italian paper. To view the story, click here. The english translation, (edited for better understanding) is below:
L’Eroica become an event that combines two worlds: on the one hand Italy, with Gaiole in Chianti, which for twenty years has organized the cycling event, and the other the United States, with Paso Robles, California, where on April 12 hosted the first edition of Eroica California.
During the event, the Mayor of Gaiole in Chianti, Michele Pescini, was invited in the county town in San Luis Obispo County, on the western shore of the Pacific, from Mayor Steve Martin to “celebrate” the twinning of the two realities. Gaiole and Paso Robles are now “Sister Cities,” and also signed a “Cooperation Intent,” twinning the two entities as “sister cities,” united not only by the heroic, the passion for cycling and the beauty of the landscape, but also from the production of wine and local oil.
The County of San Luis Obispo, is also considered the “happiest of America” whereas Gaiole in Chianti was designated in 2009 by the US magazine Forbes as the “most idyllic place in Europe.” There were many parallels between two places in which quality of life is very high.
Eroica California was recorded as a great success, with seven hundred participants achieved in just two months of promotion. “These events,” said the Mayor of Gaiole in Chianti, Michele Pescini, “have great importance from the point of view of local marketing and are unique opportunities to show the world our way of life and to promote the Chianti and Siena, as well to highlight the desire and the duty to protect and enhance assets such as roads, Eroica primary goal since the first edition, almost twenty years ago.”