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Yesterday the annual cycle race Giro di Lombardia passed next to the church of Madonna del Ghisallo, who is the patron saint of cycling.  Not to put too fine a point on it, I gather she’s really the patron saint of “vulnerable travellers”, but somehow cyclists have adopted her as their own.

The church is filled with donations of bikes from famous cycling champions and well worth a visit if you are in the area of Bellagio.

There’s a cycling museum next door too, which is huge and cleverly designed.  Worth a look if you’re a cycling or architecture fan, but bear in mind there’s an entrance fee.

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