Il Giardino di Lory back to the discovery of the beauties on that branch of Lake Como; Today we are on the Ghisallo hill, a Larian roadway linking the Valassina with part of the Lariano Triangle. From Giro d’Italia to Lombardy, from the Agostoni Cup to the bicycle’s day, the climb of the Ghisallo hill, boasting of comasco cycling, is a half sought by both religious and cyclists, in fact a few of the valley can be found the Church Ghisallo and the Cycling Museum.
The tradition of the championships of cycling in Como has to be donated to its own at the Sanctuary until, due to the huge amount of accumulated objects, in the nineties, the museum was inaugurated on October 16, 2006 just during the tour Of Lombardy. The museum is dedicated to both men and women who have used bicycles in daily life and in sports competitions, as well as those who work with the world of two wheels as athletes, producers, organizers, etc.
The museum consists of three exhibition halls, a reading room, an audio / video room with testimonials of large samples and an archive. The first hall is dedicated to Gino Bartali, entirely filled with souvenirs, cups, a t-shirt and other items owned by him. The second room is dedicated to all the other cyclists, always dressed in jerseys and biographies; The third room has a collection of vintage bicycles including those of great cyclists of the size of Giuseppe Olmo. Fausto Coppi and Antonio Maspes.
From Lake Como you proceed to Bellagio with an 8.5km journey, uphill and flat, completely immersed in the woods; The professionals take about 20 minutes to get to the top. The “Superhighway” is a more demanding variant, inaugurated for the 55th edition of the 2005 Tour of Lombardy, starting from Bellagio goes towards Guello and then proceeds to San Primo, passing through a fraction of Cernobbio, then to Pian Rancio arriving at Square of the sanctuary. In the shadow of the sanctuary there is the statue of two great cyclists: Coppi and Bartali, in 2011 there was also placed the bust of Binda.