Moto Guzzi reopens its legendary Mandello del Lario museum

Moto Guzzi has announced the reopening of its museum in Mandello del Lario, including new additions to its legendary collection.

Moto Guzzi museum collection. - Moto Guzzi.

The Moto Guzzi museum in Mandello del Lario in Italy has reopened, Moto Guzzi has announced. 

Moto Guzzi closed their museum in early 2020, and it has remained so throughout the Covid pandemic. But, now, with much of the world transitioning to a post-Covid reality, the Italian brand is reopening the doors to its legendary collection. 

Moto Guzzi museum collection. - Moto Guzzi.

The museum was reopened last Friday (29 April 2022), and Moto Guzzi says in a press release that it celebrates “the history of the Moto Guzzi brand with its bikes, triumphs and heroes.”

The press release from Moto Guzzi continues, “The renovated museum anticipates the new project, which has already been presented, for the conservative renovation of the entire industrial plant that will make Moto Guzzi a veritable hub open to the public.”

Also, the museum itself has been renovated and redesigned, with three separate sections in the museum dedicated to different sections of the Guzzi collection: production, military, and racing. 

In total, the collection in Mandello del Lario features 160 different bikes from Moto Guzzi’s history. Those 160 bikes “have been carefully and minutely restored over the past months,” according to Moto Guzzi, whose own staff has been responsible for the restoration of the museum pieces. 

Moto Guzzi VT 500. - Moto Guzzi.

The collection includes bikes from throughout Moto Guzzi’s history, from the 1919 GP prototype to the V85 TT that is in production today, and even the legendary 14-time World Champion bike, the Otto Cilindri (eight cylinders). There is also a new section dedicated to the 1937 Isle of Man TT winning rider, Omobono Tenni. 

For anyone wanting to go to visit the museum in Mandello del Lario, entry is free of charge, and the museum is open all week bar Sundays.

Opening times are as follows: from Monday to Thursday visits must be booked in advance, and the museum is only open from 14:30 to 16:30; and on Fridays and Saturdays, entry is open between 10:00 and 18:00, and it is possible to book in advance guided tours for these two days.

More information on the Moto Guzzi museum, such as how to book and where to find the museum for those who have not been, can be found on Guzzi’s website, here.