Under the decree of the Prime Minister March, 11 2020 the Ghisallo Cycling Museum is closed to the public but it’s open virtually for its followers (over 10.000 FB followers). The closure imposed by the drecree coincided with the seasonal reopening: the museum took the drastic necessity with the spirit of civic sense of doing each one’s part.

The Ghisallo Cycling Museum adheres to the initiatives lunched by MiBACT (Italian Cultural Heritage Ministry), by the Ministry of Sport by ICOM (International Council of Museums) by sharing the following hasthag: #iorestoacasa #distantimauniti #laculturanonsiferma and the initiative of the City of Como SMART COMO, which through Faceboook shares the virtual proposals that come from the territory, and it’s virtually open via social networks and thanks to its digital documents.

We need to keep in touch with our followers; the feedback, eventhough virtual, of our visitors is very important. – said the musuem director Carola Gentilini – Via our website, newsletters, Facebook and Instagram pages we continue out telling of the history of cycling and of its protagonists, which tell a passion of a world used to struggling. It is also the right time to read and to research: we are lucky because we hold the heritage of all these memories, so we will continue to work to enhance them.

At such a difficult time, all we can do is spend the time in a constructive way finding new motivations and studying a new future for our museum. We never forget the strong and determined example of our founder, Fiorenzo Magni, who also instilled us his deep religious sense of living, today more than ever a source of hope. We are cycling people and the climbs do not scare us. Stay connected with us and we will come back stronger then ever! – said Antonio Molteni President of the Foundation Ghisallo Cycling Museum.

The Museum is virtually open, to tell its own story, of cycling and its champions, to remember and live together the Fiorenzo Magni centennial. The digital Ghisallo Museum needs its followers more than ever and it needs to interact with its world, sharing on its digital pages all those memories and emotions that only cycling can give. The Ghisallo Cycling Museum is the House of Cyclists and its door is open on:

Strength and determination are necessary today like never before: the strength of a Lion. So let’s take once again Fiorenzo Magni example, in 1956, when despite the double fall and the fracture of its collarbone, he finished the Giro d’Italia in second place behind the winner Charly Gaul.

Admiring the panorama from the belvedere beyond the Sanctuary of Ghisallo, under the holy protection of Our Lady of Cyclists, we can only be confident awaiting for the day when the Museum will reopen, when to ride together will be much more beautiful then ever.

Fiorenzo Magni in the historical photo of the time trial in Bologna – San Luca, during the 1956 Giro d’Italia. Photo Digital Archive Museum of Ghisallo