Giacomo Agostini museum opens in 15-time world champion's home town
A museum celebrating the racing achievements of 15-time world champion, Giacomo Agostini, has today opened in his hometown of Bergamo, Italy.
Run by his daughter, Vittoria, alongside her bed and breakfast business, the attraction was designed by architect Michele Giavarini as a trophy room for the former grand prix star to keep his collection of over 350 trophies.
Alongside these, the display also includes some of his former race bikes, as well as helmets, leathers and more – all of which helped him to become the most successful GP rider of all time.
Now open to the public, visits must be booked in advance by groups of eight or more people. This will also grant you the opportunity to have dinner with Agostini, as well as a night’s stay in the luxury B&B.
Speaking in a statement, Agostini said: "The history of my life is all there in this one room and being able to spend some time there alone with my thoughts, going back to those extraordinary memories, fills me with joy."
His thoughts were then added to by MV Agusta CEO, Timur Sardarov, who said: "The partnership between our brand and Giacomo Agostini is part of the glorious history of this company, and we are glad that a man who contributed so much to the legend of MV Agusta is now being rightly celebrated with this museum."
Starting in grand prix racing in 1964 aboard a Morini 250 and finishing in 1977 aboard a 500 Yamaha, Ago claimed a total of 122 victories on his way to 15 world titles in the 500cc and 350cc classes. Away from world championships, he also took 18 domestic championships in Italy and 10 Isle of Man TT wins.
To book your place at the museum, email: firstname.lastname@example.org