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The Gino Bartali Cycling Museum

Cycling enthusiasts will enjoy this museum at Ponte a Ema

Bagno a Ripoli
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.

Opening Hours
Wednesday and Saturday 9.30am – 1pm
Thursday and Friday 9.30am – 1pm and 3.30pm – 7pm
Sunday – by appointment only (minimum 5 people)
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Entry Fee
€3,50
€1,50 children up to 11 years and members
Discounts for schools and groups

Disabled Access
Yes

Contact Information
via Chiantigiana 177
Ponte a Ema
Florence
Telephone 055 6461272
E-mail info@ciclomuseo-bartali.it
http://www.ciclomuseo-bartali.it/web/

 
Bagno a Ripoli
Hill town at the gates of Florence
From the Inn of the wayfarers, "Il Bigallo", to the poetic Ninfeo di Giambologna, better known as the Grotto of Morgan le Fey, passing through sweet urbanised landscapes, lies the beautiful territory of Bagno a Ripoli, to the south of Florence, where there is an unceasing continuity of cypresses and farmhouses, vineyards and olive groves that mount shrines and where a productive reality that ...
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