The Gino Bartali Cycling Museum, which was opened in April 2006, is situated opposite the Unione social club. It is still in the process of being organised. June 2007 saw the opening of a video projection room in the museum. The gallery includes a room dedicated to Gino Bartali, a great Italian cyclist who won the Giro d’Italia three times and the Tour de France twice, as well as many other trophies from the 1930s to the 1950s. His nickname was ‘Ginettaccio’, a diminutive yet tough version of Gino.
All his medals and trophies are on display in the museum. There is also a room which lists many other cyclists and a room with a collection of bicycles from the end of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. Many of the items of display were donated by cycling enthusiasts and cycling associations. The museum also includes an audio and video archive about Gino Bartali.
Bagno a Ripoli
BETWEEN FLORENCE AND THE CHIANTI, IN AN ENDLESS COUNTRYSIDE DOTTED WITH VILLAS, PARISH CHURCHES filled with masterpieces, VINEYARDS AND COUNTRY HOMES
From the “Bigallo,” the famous Antico Spedale, to the poetic Nymphaeum by Giambologna, better known as the Fata Morgana Fountain, to the rolling urbanized landscapes. This is the beautiful territory of Bagno a Ripoli, between the city of Florence and the Chianti, where cypress trees and country homes, vineyards and olive groves follow one after another for as far as the eye can see, where ...Morekeyboard_backspace
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