Mariateresa Montaruli was born in Puglia, the sunny side of Italy and based in Milan since 1985. She has been a journalist and travel writer for more than 22 years. She's also a yoga practitioner and tango dancer for many years and now absolutely in love with cycling. Bikes are good for her for urban mobility but also for road cycling. In 2015 she trained for her first Eroica in Tuscany and started Il lato Bici, the first and only women’s bike blog in Italy. If you can read Italian, follow her among the rice fields of south Milan or on iodonna.