The Legnano was born in 1902 when Vittorio Rossi began producing bicycles with "Lignon" trademark in his machine shop. From this time the activity started to grow steadily enough to attract other investors. A few years after the acquisition Franco Tosi, Legnano entrepreneur founder of the engineering company, in fact, entered into business with Emilio Bozzi. In 1924 Fascism strongly urged the purchase of products manufactured by Italian companies. This policy was decisive for Legnano, since it led to a substantial increase in business. In this period also the change of name of the company, that from this moment on, he began to call themselves "Legnano." In these years also he changed the color of the bikes, which changed from the initial blue to olive green and then mutate, at the end of the thirties, the historic lizard color. The thirties onwards, the Legnano went to meet a growing success. The turnaround came in the sixties. The final blow, however, came in the seventies with the killing of Emilio Bozzi by the Red Brigades. After many hardships ownership of Legnano in 1987 passed the antagonist Bianchi. In 1997, the Legnano and Bianchi were purchased from Cycleurope group that decided to allocate the first brand to high-level bicycles, while the second to the less expensive bicycles . Legnano The brand is then passed, in 2012, the Esperia group of Cavarzere.