Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Italian Motorcycle Collections

I happened to come by a list of motorcycle collections in Italy, on an Italian forum, open to the public, in most cases only by appointment. I've transcribed and translated the info here for anyone who might be heading to Italy and looking for an interesting experience.

Bruno Baccari Collection
Via Provinciale Faentina, 21
47015 Modigliana (Forlì)
Tel. +39 0546941215 or +39 0546940257
Visit by telephone appointment

Benito Renzo Battilani Collection
Via Poiano 1/B
40026 Imola ( Bologna)
Tel/Fax +39 0542640961
Display: Motorcycles from 1902-1945
Visit by telephone appointment

Ubaldo Elli Collection
Via Palermo 36
21052 Busto Arsizio ( Milano)
Tel. +39 0331639441
Display: MV Agusta and various Italian racing bikes
Visit by telephone appointment

Bruno Nigelli Collection
c/o NIFO, via Venturi, 3
40050 San Martino in Casola, Monte San Pietro (BO)
Tel. +39 0516766792
Display: Extraordinary collection including more than 300 classic motorcycles. Includes rare models and parts.
Visit by appointment

Salsapariglia Collection
Via Lazzaretti, 3
42011 Pieve Rossa di Bagnolo in Piano, Reggio
Tel. +39 0522951406
fax. +39 0522953245
Display: Includes more than 150 motorcycles produced from 1900 to 1947, including a Norton 500 raced by Nuvolari, a Guzzi 250 TT and a Gilera 8 Bulloni.
Open: 9h.00-1230 and 15.00-18.30 Sundays. Weekdays by appointment only. Discounts available for groups. Free entrance for children under 13 years of age.

Parmeggiani Collection
For information and reservations:
Info Point Terra di Motori
C/O Galleria Ferrari
Via Dino Ferrari 43
41053 Maranello (MO)
Tel. +39 0536073036
Moto Guzzi: 500cc twin of Mandolini, record winning 350 single of Lorenzetti
Moto Morini: From 125 singles of the fifties to 250 twins of the sixties.
Ducati: 888 ridden by Doug Polen to the Superbike world championship in 1991
MV Agusta: 4 cylinder,with tight casing, sole example present in Europe.

"Old Racing Spare Parts" Collection of Mario Sassi
via Ripa, 3
42013 Casalgrande (RE)
Tel. +39 0522999179
Display: Ducati 750 twin, Laverda 750 and rares parts.

Massimo Rondelli Collection
Via G. D'annunzio, 8
40127 Bologna
Tel. +39 051517251
Mobile. +39 3393289820
Display: DKW competition motorcycles
Visit by appointment

Dario Sebaste Collection
Via al Colle, 1
12060 Grinzane Cavour (Cuneo)
Tel. +39 0173262009
Fax. +39 0173231873
Display: MotoGuzzi from 1924-1973
Visit by telephone appointment, available weekday afternoons until 17h00

Umberto Panini Collection
Via Corletto sud 320
C/o Azienda Agricola Hombre
41100 Modena
Tel. +39 059510660
Fax. +39 059510733
Display: Panini Collectables
Open: Monday to Friday 9.00-12.00 and 15.00-17.00. Visited by appointment only, please contact at least 10 days in advance