Mandello del Lario
Moto Guzzi: the Italian roaring eagle
The Moto Guzzi Museum is placed inside the Guzzi’s industrial area in Mandello Lario.
The prestigious brand Guzzi was born in the first postwar period, in 15 March 1921, thanks to its founder partners’ passion for motorbikes: Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi. Giovanni Ravelli, the third person, should be with them to crown their dream but he dead by an air accident. They met each other in the Royal Aviation and cherished their dream as soon as the war should be ended. So Carlo and Giorgio decided to let their dear departed friend live again creating the broad-winged Eagle logo, sparkling on motorbikes’ fairings.
Moto Guzzi represents Italian and worldwide motorbikes’ history and its Museum likes to show it thanks to the exhibition area where you can admire the models who made Moto Guzzi so famous over time: Cardellino, the legendary Galletto and the Lodola: at the end of sixties was projected the V 90° two-cylinder engine, doomed to become the symbol of Moto Guzzi. Then Guzzi V7, V7 Special and another myth: Guzzi V7 Sport.
Moto Guzzi means also a sport heritage due to competition where Guzzi was the winner thanks to its models: Le Mans, Daytona, Centauro and Sport 1100. A particular taste that we face in Nineties’ models: Novanta, the new series of California, Nevada and V11 Sport.
Moto Guzzi Museum host over 150 motorbikes, racing motorbikes, experimental prototypes and engines.
Like in a movie you can discover and feel the history of a brand who felt and falls in love not only Italian people, in fact the broad-winged Eagle flies.
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Where is the Moto Guzzi Museum in Mandello?
Via Emanuele Vittorio Parodi, 57 – 23826 Mandello del Lario – Lecco
Articolo aggiornato il 4 October 2023 da eccoLecco