Vespatour 2006 Part 8: Pontedera and Livorno

PiaggioFor a Vespa rider visiting the Piaggio Museum in Pontedera it’s like a sort of pilgrimage to the Mecca, the origin of everything, where you have to go at least once in your life.

Pontedera was an obvious stop of the Vespatour and while visiting the museum I had the feeling to assist to the celebration of a myth.

While I was watching the video of Corradino D’Ascanio on the Pda-guide available to visitors I was impressed by the easy and friendly way with which he explained how he designed the Vespa.

A confirmation of the fact that simple ideas are the best ones. 🙂

After a day spent at the museum, in the evening I had a nice surprise in Livorno, in the workshop of Marco Quaretta, Peter Moore’s friend, author of the book that inspired my journey around Italy: I found Sophia, the Vespa Peter used for his tour. I couldn’t believe it! 😀

Enjoy the 59 photos of the eighth gallery of the Vespatour celebrating the Vespa, a little airplane that one day left his wings in the sky to become a myth on earth..

  1. #1 by sbrinz on May 2, 2007 - 4:08 pm

    Che bello! La sezione vespe artistiche è troppo forte! Mi piacciono questi musei, hanno un potenziale espositivo molto più interessante e non convenzionale rispetto alle mostre classiche d’arte.

  2. #2 by Albegor on May 2, 2007 - 4:27 pm

    Verissimo… se solo avessero una guida su palmare un pò più decente! 😉

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