Madonna Del Ghisallo Or Museo Del CyclismoCurrently Closed
- Address: Santuario Del Ghisallo, Strada Ghisallo, 22030 Magreglio CO, Italy, Bellagio
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +39-031965175
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Adventure Sport
The Blessed Virgin Mary gets around – this is the site of yet another of her apparitions. Essentially a hill with spectacular views, the place has a story that goes like so: the medieval count Ghillaso was saved from robbers by her apparition.
Today, cycling races are held at this spot, which led to local priest Ermelindo Vigano to suggest the apparition be made the patroness of cyclists. This has been approved by the Pope. Hence, the shrine here also contains a small cycling museum; also, an eternal flame burns here to commemorate cyclists who have died.
Famous in the collection here is the crumpled cycle of Fabio Casartelli – a renowned cyclist who died on this very bike. There is also a 1947 Bianchi, thought to be the first aluminum racing cycle ever made.
How to Reach Madonna Del Ghisallo Or Museo Del Cyclismo
- A bus station to Bellagio right outside the shrine
- Chiosco Ghisallo
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95% of people who visit Bellagio include Madonna Del Ghisallo Or Museo Del Cyclismo in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
37.14% of people start their Madonna Del Ghisallo Or Museo Del Cyclismo visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Madonna Del Ghisallo Or Museo Del Cyclismo
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Madonna Del Ghisallo Or Museo Del Cyclismo Reviews & Ratings
Very popular sanctuary for cyclists. Go inside, it's steeped in rich cycling history. Some great statues outside as well. There's parking and the cycling museum close by.
Moving and amazing- a "must stop" for everyone whose been on a bike
Beautiful church on beautiful hill
A church dedicated to the cyclism!... cool!
I am so happy to find out the name and location of this wonderful sanctuary to cycling. About 15 years ago I found this completely by accident while solo cycling into Belaggio. I went inside and almost fell to my knees. It is packed with old bikes and jersies. At the time it had Fabio Castellas (sp?) jersey...a local bike hero who had just been killed in the Tour De France. This is heaven for cycling...and the sanctuary is something special.