Davide Cauteruccio

Fabio Fregosi


Prof. Mariangela Rececconi


Elisabetta Cozzi


The project aims to stimulate the attention of young students to issues related to the world of finance and entrepreneurship through the direct testimony of bank managers and local entrepreneurs, allowing them to:

  • Bringing the world of education and the world of work together
  • Stimulating students' interest
  • Helping students to make a more informed choice for the future
  • Enhancing students' lifelong learning skills



Thanks to this project the students were able to:

  • Getting to know the productive realities of excellence in the area;
  • To carry out activities to analyse the skills required by companies in order to help schools' educational programmes meet professional demand;
  • Promote the implementation of training experiences designed jointly by companies and schools;
  • Delivering an innovative training experience geared towards the development of financial and entrepreneurial skills;
  • Raising awareness of the value of the area's historical, cultural and industrial heritage.


Museum internship for two students


Project completion

Internship days

Pupils involved

Documents produced

Davide Cauteruccio



From 15/01 to 03/02 I had the pleasure of having a new experience for me, I experienced directly at first hand a working adventure, which although relatively short was worth everything I currently know in the field of work: The School-Work Alternation.

My alternation took place at the Fratelli Cozzi Museum in Legnano. Initially I was very sceptical, it seemed like a very normal museum, and knowing myself I knew I wasn't the type for work of that kind, even if everything at this level forms a thought (I would have accepted anything anyway) but by sheer luck I had the pleasure of changing my mind, something that happens very rarely especially in situations like these.
The Fratelli Cozzi Museum is NOT a museum, it's a wonderful collection of people, thoughts, characters and ways of overcoming obstacles, all of which lend themselves to a common goal: Telling a Story. Telling a story lived by Dr. Pietro Cozzi, I believe that those cars kept in a magnificent state, in an exemplary place, in which you could almost decide to get married, (and I do not say this as a joke) represent more than an icon or a name, they represent the essence of life as seen by an Alfista. The words that Dr. Pietro Cozzi had for the various cars gave me goose bumps, he spoke of the cars he treasured over time (with extreme farsightedness in doing so) as if they were his old friends, which is why he knew everything about them, that ability to talk about something that develops only when the thing itself takes you from the inside, when it becomes a reason for living. I would talk for hours and hours about all the magnificent sensations that that sublime place gave me, but I was left with something more in addition to these magnificent memories, I had the honour of getting to know the business side as well, the side that allows your Diamond (in this case the Museum) to shine before the eyes of as many people as possible (the customers). It is precisely the corporate side that has left me with some information that will be useful to me in the not too distant future, both as a person and as a worker. Having people like Dr Elisabetta Cozzi and Dr Laura Defendi by my side has allowed me to have two great mentors who I immediately associated with the type of person I should become to give my best in this area, to be useful to the company. In concrete terms, I was left with things that I would hardly have developed at school in books, not because school is inferior but simply because of the fact that you act in an almost opposite way, theory on one side, practice on the other.
I have developed:

1) Responsibility, learning from my mistakes in fact I realised how important even tasks that at first sight seem 'minor' can be.

2) I have learnt that small things make a difference, even a simple rule is there to be respected and this helps to have a much better performance at work.

3) Working as a team, even if you have less potential than others, you can still achieve more by doing things in synergy.

The list of people to thank is really long, the Fratelli Cozzi Museum for the wonderful opportunity it gave us and all the employees who helped us, Dr. Elisabetta Cozzi, Dr. Laura Defendi, and the number one attraction: Dr. Pietro Cozzi.
Because it is more than a museum.

Fabio Fregosi


As part of the "alternating school/work" project, my institute offered me the opportunity to work at the MUSEO FRATELLI COZZI, in Legnano, for three weeks: from 15/01/18 to 03/02/18.

I seized this opportunity with great enthusiasm and also, initially, with some anxiety and fear: it was my first real experience in the real world of work, which would teach me the obligations and duties of a worker!

But it didn't stop there: I think that for me this was a fundamental experience for my training, because it allowed me to:

  • to have a direct knowledge of what it is like to work in a museum (the work of studying, collecting information and cataloguing, as well as marketing and publicity, which is "behind" what visitors see)

  • To get to know the history of a great Italian Made in Italy company up close, or rather inside out, and consequently also a piece of our country's history.

  • To understand from Dr. Pietro Cozzi and Dr. Elisabetta, his daughter, that the passion with which one carries out a job makes it better for oneself and also for those who benefit from it.

  • To understand the importance of the professional and organisational 'dynamics' that exist within a working environment, of the different 'roles', but also that teamwork is the winning one.

  • To learn to respect rules and roles, to take maximum responsibility, even on minimal tasks, giving maximum concentration and bringing out one's spirit of collaboration (with colleagues/caterers etc.).

  • It allowed me to relate to 'outsiders', welcoming both visitors to the museum and, at two major events held during that period, other guests as well.

  • Explaining the history of a car (my favourite by the way) to foreign visitors, allowing me to use some of the English language I learned at school, and on another occasion, with the visit of some postgraduate students, helping with the projection of slides, and on the day the Museum was open to the public, supervising the cars on display, as well as managing the setting of the music during the presentation.

In short, a PRICIOUS experience.

I would therefore like to take advantage of this report to express my gratitude to all the people who have allowed me to experience it: Dr Elisabetta Cozzi, Dr Laura Defendi and Dr Pietro Cozzi, who at the age of 83 is the living proof that passion and the "will to get involved" keep you young "inside".

Thanks to everyone, including my school tutors Prof. Angela di Marzio and Prof. Isabella Rezzonico.

Documents produced by the students

Event organisation support

Filing of Owner's Manuals

Commentary by the Museum Director

The young people have shown interest in the work, a willingness to learn and active collaboration in all the projects entrusted to them, fitting in well with the company.

By participating in meetings and events at the museum they interacted appropriately with guests, the public and staff.

They produced a short text in English dedicated to our Alfa 155 (speed record), a unique piece in the world, which they then displayed to the owner of a prestigious American blog, who was visiting the Museum.

They collaborated with the Museum's archivist in a useful activity to digitise documents and objects from the Cozzi-Lab (see below for a specific comment from the person in charge of archiving).

Elisabetta Cozzi

Commentary by the Head of Archives

Fabio and Davide worked on two projects in particular for the museum: digitising the user and maintenance manuals and taking photographs of the model cars and merchandising products on display in the CozziLab.
As far as the digitisation of the owner's manuals is concerned, the first step was to digitise the individual covers of the manuals (a total of 165 covers), saving them in jpg image format. This work was used to link the image to the manuals' cataloguing sheet in the archiving software and for future use on the website. They then started to digitise the different manuals in their entirety for conservation purposes.
The second work involved taking photographs of the model cars and merchandising products, again with the same objective of later linking the photograph to the inventory card. In particular, with regard to the model cars that did not bear the indication of model or year, with the help of the book "Mini Alfa of the 20th century" by Tiziano Gallinella, they were able to trace the missing information.
Fabio and Davide proved to be very co-operative, they fulfilled their tasks with correctness and precision. When faced with difficulties, they asked for clarification in a timely and respectful manner. They showed good computer and research skills, as well as good organisational and interpersonal skills.

Marta Bianchi