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Santuario Madonna del Ghisallo

via Gino Bartali, 22030 Magreglio, Italy
+39 031 965127
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A sacred place for cyclers.

The small chapel on the mountaintop is a sanctuary for cyclers. Inside bycycles hang from the... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
SiggiJonsson
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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Historic cycling shrine

I had read so much about this before visiting as well as seeing it on TV during the Tour of... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2017
USPJ
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New York City, New York
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via Gino Bartali, 22030 Magreglio, Italy
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

The small chapel on the mountaintop is a sanctuary for cyclers. Inside bycycles hang from the ceiling. There are pictures, prices and all kinds of memoribilia concerned with bicycling tournaments and the masters of such competitions. Outside there are busts of famous champions and racers...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

I had read so much about this before visiting as well as seeing it on TV during the Tour of Lombardy and various Giri. Every keen cyclist should visit as it has an amazing collection of cycling memorabilia. Great for cyclists.

2  Thank USPJ
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Reviewed April 21, 2017

This place should be on every cyclist's bucket list. The views of Lake Como and the Alps are wonderful, but the Sanctuary and the Museum of Cycling make it worth the trip. The climb from Bellagio is challenging; coming from Asso or Valbrona is more...More

Thank Jonathan H
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

A must do. The cycling mecca of the Italian lakes if you like cycling. Lot os memorabilia and a good view point for the Giro di Lombardia if you happen to be in the area when it it is on

Thank Michelle T
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

It's free...it won't take long to visit unless you are a keen cyclist and know your Italian riders. It's a small church, a shrine? It's quite amazing!

Thank andyH122
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Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This has Got to be one of the most memorable places to Go to as a cyclist. Both inspiring and beautiful! If you are close, definitely Go!

Thank Martijnvrijsbergen
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Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The Madonna del Ghisallo (a painting of the Virgin Mary) was designated the patroness of cyclists by Pope Pius XII in 1949. The small sanctuary has been fill with bikes, jerseys, and other memorabilia of Italian cycling. In 2006, the Museo del Ciclismo was opened...More

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed April 10, 2016

Tiny church sitting on top of a hill, crammed full of the most curious cycling memorabilia. Maillots from all the sport's greatest riders and even has several bikes hanging on the walls. Make a donation and collect some unique postcards.

Thank PhilMac
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Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

You can find this Chapel and next to it museum in Magreglio. Chapel dedicated to cycling sport in general: its champions and heroes. It displays antiques bicycles and clothes of the champions and heroes like Marco Pantani and Fabio Casertelli, and yellow jerseys from Bernand...More

Thank M Q
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Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a bucket list cycle climb and visit the jerseys and bikes are fantastic you really have to go if your in the area

Thank Steve J
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dtandk
June 29, 2018|
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Response from SiggiJonsson | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, but imagine that a bus goes from Lecco. Perhaps also from Bellagio.
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