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Madonna del Ghisallo

10km south of Bellaggio, 22030 Bellagio, Italy
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Great climb on an ebike

Beautiful monument to cycling. You must ride up her if you are a cycling enthusiast. No where near... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lynn W
La Paz, Mexico
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For bike lovers

Nice place to visit if you are into biking. In the museum you can see some old pictures from Giro... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Magdalena K
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10km south of Bellaggio, 22030 Bellagio, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful monument to cycling. You must ride up her if you are a cycling enthusiast. No where near the traffic of other rides and so nice to be there when you arrive. Donate a euro in the chapel.

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to visit if you are into biking. In the museum you can see some old pictures from Giro Italia, but also bikes - from old ones to the very modern models.

Thank Magdalena K
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This was definitely one of the highlights of our break, especially as we knew nothing about it beforehand. It's a chapel and a museum dedicated to the patron saint of cyclists. It's heavily road race influenced, both the chapel and museum house some stunning bicycles...More

2  Thank teearkay
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is about 10km from Bellagio, up a reasonably challenging climb. The church has become a shrine to cyclists with bikes, jerseys and other memorabilia. There is a great cycling museum next to it. A must for cyclists.

1  Thank Aghinagh1966
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The most wonderful little church at the top of a mythical climb. It is full of bikes and Italian cycling memorabilia. Museum next door is a must. The climb itself is about 10 km and quite challenging, but a wonderful experience.

1  Thank Kath W
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I am not a cyclist but my husband is and was keen to pay the shrine and Museo del Ciclismo a visit before he cycles the hill tomorrow. The little church is beautiful and very atmospheric and I was really moved by the photos of...More

1  Thank kernowkween
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Cycle to the top and check out the chapel and the museum. Great views. A cycling Mecca. The ride down had about 20 switchbacks- be careful on weekends, lots of traffic.

1  Thank allie F
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Passed by on a day returning from Barni, its a very lovely place and so nice to see a museum dedicated to those with the bicycle passion, also amezing view. Might be cold so make sure you have a warm hat and scarf. Must see.

1  Thank Traveller_Sun74
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The breathtaking view you can enjoy from Madonna del Ghisallo is one of the reasons that 10 years ago convinced me to buy an house in this area and two years ago to open my house to guests coming from all other the world. If...More

2  Thank Elisabetta G
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic museum of cycling memorabilia focussing (obviously) on Italian cycling but also paying respect to the great and the history of the sport. I unfortunately wasn't on a bike, but this would be a suitable reward for completing the climb out of Bellagio.

1  Thank 1612jc
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Is it possible to hike the way to the chapel or is it mainly the bikes and buses? Thank you!
5 October 2015|
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Response from gonzodeaddog | Reviewed this property |
We didn't notice any hiking trails (not that we were specifically looking out for them) nor signposts pointing to trails. The road up is narrow, and I would think a dangerous undertaking to try to walk it. My suggestion... More
Beryl S
we are in Bellagio in June, are there buses to the church? we won,t have our own transport. thanks
26 September 2015|
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Response from daniela s | Reviewed this property |
hi,we arrived there by car ,but I saw a bus on which was written that does round trips from Bellagio to Ghisallo or Magreglio-the little town which includes Ghisallo
How do I get there by public transport
25 August 2015|
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Response from LBLBrown |
Thanks for the replies. We caught the public bus (C36, I think) from near the Hotel IL Perlo Panorama, near the outskirts of Bellagio, which was close to where we stayed. The museum was terrific and church very interesting... More