It was here, in a town found between Florence and Bagno di Ripoli, that the legendary athlete took his first steps, ones that led to a dazzling and victorious career today remembered in the halls of the Gino Bartali Cycling Museum.
Thanks to an agreement between the Municipality of Florence and the association "Amici del Museo Gino Bartali," the museum is now included in the Civic Museums of Florence circuit; distributed among three-stories, visitors can explore over 1000 sq. m of museum space.
In the basement, you’ll find a spacious area dedicated to bicycles and their technical evolution through time; here, an authentic bicycle museum will unveil before your eyes. Head up to the first floor and you’ll have a chance to get a close look at velocipedes, bicycles, bike uniforms and trophies that document the history of bicycling, including Gino Bartali’s incredible achievements (and those of other renowned cyclists). You’ll also find newspaper clippings from the time, including a number of publications and films.
Among the many mementos, you’ll find a perfectly conserved Stucchi bicycle and uniforms worn by the world’s most famous cycling champions (including Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi, Franco Bitossi and Alfredo Martini). Here, the room is set up to feature Gino Bartali’s impressive biographies and trophies.
Details about accessibility: partially accessible.
Accessible by elevator located on via Chiantigiana 173. Visitors in wheelchairs should be accompanied, please ask the staff for assistance (the structure does not have a wheelchair accessible ticket office). A handicap restroom is available.
Ticket office closes 30 minutes prior to museum closing
Museum visits that exceed normal museum hours may be requested
Closed: January 1, Easter, May 1, August 15, December 25