Vittorio Veneto Square
28066 Galliate ITALY

Opening hours

Contact details

Sunday afternoons from March to December, with a break during the summer
Closed: Monday - Saturday


Inaugurated on 16th May 2009, the Achille Varzi Exhibition Hall is located in a specially dedicated space inside the 15th century Sforza and Visconti Castle in Galliate. In order to honour this native of Galliate, Achille Varzi, as a motor racing champion, the City Council and the Automobile Club Novara have combined their efforts beginning with photographs owned by the Automobile Club Novara and, on special occasions, a vintage car exhibit dedicated to Achille Varzi's sporting seasons. The display also includes material on Amedeo Bignami and on the Equipo Argentino with Fangio & Co which was based in Galliate.

The tour of the castle includes a visit of the "Angelo Bozzola" Museum of Contemporary Art (northeast tower) and the "Achille Varzi Galliatese – a life in racing" Hall located in the south wing. The meeting point for the tour is near the southeast tower in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, in front of the last entrance of the castle (towards Largo Remo Rabellotti), and leaves every Sunday at 4.30 pm.
Group tours may also be booked by calling the Office of Culture of Galliate or by contacting the Moto Club Achille Varzi.

By plane: Milan Malpensa Airport - 21 km from Galliate
Milan Linate Airport - 65 km from Galliate
By train: Ferrovie Nord - Novara-Milan-Saronno FNM railway - station of Galliate
then 10-minute walk following the Castello Sforzesco signs.
Ferrovie Statali - the Milan-Turin railway, Novara Station then Bus n° 4.
By car: from the A4 highway Milan-Turin, Novara Est exit, then follow the signs to “Galliate centro” 4 km from highway.
By bus: SUN Novara Bus N°4 - Novara station - Pernate - Galliate

Cultural Office of Galliate
Monday - Friday from 8.30am - 12.30pm and Wednesday afternoons 3 - 6 pm.
tel. 0321.800763 - fax 0321 800725

Moto Club Achille Varzi


Normal price: free
Parking: Piazza Vittorio Veneto - daily rate € 4.00
(Receipt must be visible on dashboard )
Free parking in Via Mazzini.
Parking in Viale Leonardo da Vinci.

Other useful information

Disabled facilities: yes
Parking: yes
Guided tour: yes

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