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  • Museo Madonna del Ghisallo

    The one that binds cycling to Ghisallo is a long, passionate and compelling story. Memory, this hill, which enjoys beautiful views, is one of the best known places for cyclists of all ages and all categories, competitive and not. In fact, it is at the top of this climb that some of the most famous competitions in cycling history have been decided or concluded: from the Giro d'Italia to the Giro di Lombardia, from the Coppa Agostoni to the Giornata della Bicicletta. For this reason Ghisallo is visited every year by thousands of athletes who climb up here to visit the Sanctuary, which dates back to the seventeenth century, where there is a painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary, called the Madonna del Ghisallo, proclaimed Patroness of the Cyclists since 1949, with an official papal letter of Pius XII, which attributed this role to it. The year before, Pope Pacelli had blessed and lit up in Rome the great bronze torch, which was placed inside the Sanctuary. Since then many visitors come from all over Lombardy, a region that has a particular tradition in the field of competitive cycling, but also from the rest of Italy and the world, due to the fame of the climb and the Sanctuary, which binds them a particular devotion . This is evidenced by the letters received recently from Brazil, the Czech Republic, the United States of America, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden and the publication of articles regarding Ghisallo in Italian and foreign magazines.

  • AcdB Museo delle biciclette ad Alessandr

    The idea is by Elio Trifari, formerly deputy director of "La Gazzetta dello Sport" and current director of the Foundation named Candido Cannavò. It sounds like a tribute, important and already definitive, in relation to the role that the city and the province of Alessandria have been able to play in a long period of fifty years that embraces the first years of the attainment of national unity and arrives until the first world war. Obviously, without forgetting that this will become the "land of the Campionissimi", born not by chance in an environment in which the passion for two wheels has worked as a very effective (and pleasant) means of contagion, offering a very special contribution to transforming the cycling in a popular sport.

  • Museo dei Campionissimi

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    Inaugurated in 2003 and realized by the Municipality of Novi Ligure thanks to the intervention of the European Union, the Piedmont Region, the Province of Alessandria and the Bicycle Museum Foundation, it is considered the greatest tribute to the history of cycling and cycling, as well as a way to remember the protagonists of Novesi that inspired the idea: Fausto Coppi and Costante Girandengo. The museum was set up in an early 20th-century industrial warehouse next to the city center. In the evocative setting by Mauro Porta, the museum is "suspended" at the edge of the entrance staircase. A special central "track" divides and organizes the exhibition space, but above all represents the evolution of the "road surface": from the beaten earth, to the cobblestones, to the asphalt, to the modern materials of the cycling tracks. 40 bicycles that, resting on different backgrounds, tell the technical evolution of the bicycle, from the first wooden model on the model designed at the end of the fifteenth century by Leonardo da Vinci to the latest titanium prototypes.

  • Casa Museo Fausto Coppi

    Casa Coppi, a valuable house built in the second half of the 800, is purchased by Domenico Coppi, father of Fausto, immediately after the Great War of 15-18. The original structure included a house of civil habitation, consisting of nine rooms, set on three floors, with adjoining rural building with stable, farmhouse and rear courtyard. It was modified in the '50s by Fausto who, for the comfort of the old mother Angiolina, he added a room with a toilet on the ground floor, surmounted by a covered terrace with a portico. The "New Room", the one added by Fausto to be clear, today has a function of reception and secretariat. The cycling world champion was born on September 15, 1919. The birthplace of Fausto Coppi, currently owned by the brothers Ilda and Vittorio Coppi - sons of the uncle of Fausto, the brother of the father, the "commander Fausto" as a tribute the champion was called, was granted on loan for use at the "Terre di Fausto Coppi" Tourism Consortium, which after careful renovation and conservative restoration reopened the house to the public on 2 January 2000. The intervention carried out by the company Derthona Case di Tortona, with the technical direction of the architect Franco Ciparelli of Sardigliano, was made possible thanks to the intervention of the Piedmont Region and other institutions, institutions and individuals. Massimo Merlano, president of the Consortium, was a farsighted creator and creator of the project. Casa Coppi is reborn to offer sportsmen of ancient memory and young people who want to know, the place where the ideal meeting of affection, nostalgic and always alive admiration, of a great human and sporting figure who does not know the boundaries of space and weather. Breathe that air, enter those rooms, see the things that touched and lived. This is the idelae guide that inspired the project. Casa Coppi presents, in dedicated rooms, a valuable documentation center rich in iconographic documentary material, movies, newspapers, relics, curiosities.

  • Museo Marco Pantani

    Spazio Pantani is a multimedia museum entirely dedicated to Marco Pantani. The Spazio Pantani stands on an area of over 300 square meters and is the result of the will of the Pantani family, the Municipality of Cesenatico and the Marco Pantani Foundation to create a structure to keep alive the memory of the Romagna Champion and his epic enterprises. The museum was opened to the public in October 2006 and is managed directly by the Pantani family with the aim of producing profits to be donated for charitable purposes. Even the proceeds of the gadgets sold on this site contribute to the realization of our charitable activities.

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Organized visits to the most important cycling museums in Italy, above all the Ghisallo Museum. Possibility to program group visits with Italian speaking guide and other languages.
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