Exhibition dedicated to the bicycle
from 20/06/13 to 17/11/13
The history of the bicycle abounds in surprises. The exhibition, divided into two sections, shows some of the most significant stages in the development of two-wheeled vehicles. In the first section, antique bicycles from the Museo Galileo collections - which are usually kept in storage - are displayed. Heavily damaged by the 1966 flood in Florence and restored in the last 10 years, they were donated by various collectors. The second section is devoted to the so-called "biciclette dei mestieri" (working bicycles) from Marco Paoletti's collection. They are two-wheeled vehicles which were modified and fitted with tools to be used for different jobs.