Alfredo Binda Museum
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In 1986, the Cittiglio local council gave life to the museum dedicated to the cyclist, Alfredo Binda.
The material made available by his family, catalogued and reordered into a documentary exhibition, was arranged in May '95, on the occasion of the passing of the Giro d'Italia from Cittiglio, into a permanent exhibition at Vararo, close to the Passo Cuvignone, an habitual destination for cycling enthusiasts.
The material on display includes World and Italian Championship shirts, saddles, and cycling shoes and glasses, important tools for the dusty streets of the '20s and '30s races. The museum houses a collection of memorabilia and documents which bring the life and achievements of Alfredo Binda back to life. The collection’s most prized pieces are two Legnano bicycles which played a part in the World Championship victories of '30 and '32. Among the memorabilia is, of course, the legendary cornet which Binda played in the Cittiglio band.
Various editions of the “Gazzetta dello Sport” are also displayed on the walls describing victories and particular moments of glory. Certificates and international photographic recognition representing the salient moments of his sporting career are testimony to the renown he achieved, also internationally, winning three World Championships and five editions of the Giro d'Italia; records which are not only sporting but also document the era. Finally, the exhibition displays memories and souvenirs linked to the twenty year career of the National Team Manager of the Italian Cycling Team.
The museum attracts two thousand visitors each year and is part of the "Club Italia Musei del Ciclismo" (Cycling Museums Club of Italy) with which it collaborates closely. Every year, the museum organises courses for youngsters and cycling enthusiasts, as well as the women’s Easter Monday race, an important date for women’s cycling in Italy.