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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy561 contributions
Moto Guzzi is a very important part of our history and our heritage. I visited this museum three times: two times with my dad (2005 and 2006) and once on a schooltrip (2006). It’s a pity it’s not always open; in my opinion, they should valorize it a little bit more and give it longer opening hours. It’s quite an “old-fashioned” museum, without special effects, but still has its charm. I recommend it even if you’re not much of a motorbike person (I’m not a big motorbike expert myself; I’m more keen on cars)
Written June 27, 2021
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Wayne A
Shefford, UK31 contributions
Couples
After visiting the Ducati Museum the Moto Guzzi Museum is a stark contrast in the way it operates and is presented. The first thing you notice us that the building is very old and not very glamorous. That said it is the oldest manufacture of motorcycles in Italy but is well worth seeing if you have a passion for bikes. You do not need to book and it is free to enter but is only open between 3 and 4pm. There is no guided tour but each item or bike on display has a plaque giving a brief description. What I like about the museum is that it is very pure and it is not trying to pretend to be anything else. In fact there are more bikes here than the Ducati museum but you have to bare in mind that both road and race bikes are displayed here. There is a small shop which offers T shirts and memorabilia. There is free parking opposite the main gates and a train station nearby.
Written October 1, 2013
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hal541
Greater Perth, Australia3 contributions
Ok we all know it's only open for an hour so get there on time! I went two days in a row and this was a lot better. But don't mark it down for the limited opening. Am I crazy to say this is one of the best motoring displays on the planet? No cheesey interactive displays or attempts to 'enhance' your experience, just 200+ Moto Guzzis! Just what I like in a museum. They are mostly unrestored, just off the race track or road and in a lovely, chaotic very vague order. The original (non-Guzzi named) prototype is there and I think basically every variant ever made since. I reckon not many factories can claim this. It is also a tribute to human ingenuity. Some of the machines were way ahead of their time. Suitable for any petrol head or mechanical geek actually. I believe that like many things Italian, it can be unreliable in its opening hours and certainly you can't stay a minute past 1600 hrs so do what I did- aim for two days there and hope to get one in. The area around Lake Como is beautiful so lots to see there in between visits. Oh I went specifically to see the beautiful 8 cylinder 8 carburetor 500cc racing engine but for you here are some external valve springs.
Written October 27, 2015
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Vera M
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Couples
The museum does not inform on its website about correct opening hours. So we used our holiday to visit a museum that was closed. A trip of 2500km. And we were about 20 people standing there flabbergasted. From all over Europe. Not a very happy tourist at the moment.
Written August 12, 2022
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adelbert5
2 contributions
Family
We visited lake como. lots of rain, so we decided to go visit the moto guzzi museum. it was high season, august. and the museum was ..... closed for vacation!! together with us there were about 30 astonished other visitors, italians and foreigners, everyone was obviously an enthusiast but at the same time baffled...
Written September 20, 2014
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StuntMamma
Underwood, Australia13 contributions
Solo
Before my visit I found it very difficult to get information on how to get to the museum. I caught a train to Mandello del Lario and the museum is right there opposite the station. Waiting for museum to open (for one hour a day) I chatted with some guys who had ridden their Guzzis in which was a good start to my visit. The museum have a collection of almost one one of every Guzzi every produced. They are all working models which are still used on occasion for special shows etc. I was glad I had done my homework on the opening hours and what to expect. The guide didn't speak English which was a bit disappointing but then we are in Italy and fortunately for me one of the visitors interpreted.
I was disappointed that on the wall of fame there was no badge from any Australian Moto Guzzi club but that's not up to the museum to fix. I'd recommend this visit for any motorcycle enthusiast or anybody who, like me, is just curious and enjoys history and learning about something new.
Written October 9, 2014
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Kim S
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia2 contributions
Couples
We spent six weeks driving around Europe & being the owner of a Moto Guzzi, the factory visit was a definite. The Lake Como area is worth visiting just on its own so with the factory & museum almost on the lake edge it is a no brainer. Unfortunately you do not get access to the factory & the museum is only open for one hour per day but is still well worth the visit for anyone who is remotely interested in the brand.
Written March 28, 2012
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edelwyoming
Lander, Wyoming2 contributions
The museum is right next to the factory, and right on beautiful Lake Como. The tour is free and the people friendly. The only bad thing is it is only open for tours one day per week. Great gift shop too!
Written October 11, 2010
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DeeWhyte
Saline, MI68 contributions
This is an old school museum, which is fitting for a heritage marque. If you love Moto Guzzis, according to my husband, it's like a trip to a religious site. There are indeed a truly remarkable number of bikes there, some of them very interesting, even for non-afficionados like me. However, there aer soooo many of them cheek by jowl without muhc interpretation, so it gets a little repetitive if you're not an expert. Also, it's not air conditioned. When i was there in late August it was unbearbably hot and humid inside. It didn'tseem to bother the true enthusiasts though and if you are one, I recommende it highly
Written September 3, 2019
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One Man Caravan
Finch Hatton, Australia34 contributions
Solo
Lol well obviously a place of pilgrimage. Many hours can be spend enjoying the history of one of the great motorcycle makes of the world. Many rare and interesting bikes on display. Well worth the visit.
Written October 22, 2018
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