Guido Fisogni, garage owner in Milano now retired, has amassed an incredible collection of petrol pumps and all the advertising boards, signs etc. that goes with them from the beginning of the motorcar practically.
He is the proud possessor of a Guinness Book of Records diploma for having the world’s biggest most interesting collection too.
He proudly has a petrol pump from Buckingham Palace from 1912 which actually has a crown on the top!!
Apart from the ones produced during the time of Mussolini, the collection is very interesting and Signor Fisogni will personally guide us around his private collection (which is huge) and answer any questions you might have.
It’s well worth a peek into an unusual history of everything ‘petrol’
When we have had our fill of petrol pumps and paraphernalia a table will await us at the Trattoria Nonna Aldema in Tradate where we will enjoy home cooking Italian style – what is there not to like??
Signor Fisogni’s wife is from one of the highest aristocratic families in Italy hailing from Castiglione Olona which is not very far from Tradate.
Penny and Beverly have organized a guided visit to the town with guide, Mrs. Simona Gamberoni, who will show us around the Palazzo Branda and later the Complesso della Collegiata.
Which will take about 2 hours easy walking.
We hope to see many members at this ‘different’ event, there is something to interest everyone!
Around €10.- for a group visit to the museum
€3 entrance to the Palazzo Branda, Castiglione Olona
€6 entrance to the Collegiata
Guide fee: €120.- to be divided between members
Lunch – pay individually for what you consume. (Around €15.- to €25.- a head)