Samarate is part of the National Motor Cities Network because of the historic importance of Agusta, a company developed in the district of Cascine Costa. Established in 1907 by Count Giovanni Agusta, the company was a pioneer in the manufacturing of aircraft, therefore honoring the “genius loci” of the area of Varese. After production was reconverted to motorcycles for civil use - that  occurred between the two wars - in 1945, Agusta gave birth to its most fortunate model: the MV Agusta. The motorcycle was a great success, especially in the racing field, with numerous victories achieved between 1965 and 1975 by the driver from Brescia, Giuseppe “Ago” Agostini.

Agusta Museum in Cascina Costa, near Samarate.

Samarate Museo Agusta
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