giant model of the Vespa PX exhibited
in Paris at an international expo
prototype of the first Vespa scooter
in the museum (never commercialized)
the planning to the commercial success:
a series of early Vespa models
of a world success
speaking guided tour of the Vespa
Museum in Pontedera - Tuscany
Some people do not know that the
world famous Vespa scooter is
produced by the company Piaggio,
whose premises are located right
in the middle of Tuscany, in small
a town called Pontedera, near Pisa.
In some of the historical premises
of the company, some local institutions
inaugurated the official Vespa
Museum a few years ago.
Arianna & Friends brings you to
visit the most interesting industrial
museum of Tuscany. An English
speaking tour leader (also German,
French, Spanish and Russian available)
collects you at your premises, or
at an agreed meeting point, and leads
you for a half-day tour.
We reach Pontedera and you have an
introduction to the recent history
of the town, so tightly related to
the destiny of the Vespa scooter.
At the museum we meet one of the official
museum guides who leads us through
the history of the company beginning
with the historical archive.
The Piaggio company was founded in
the second half of the 19th century
and has followed all the stages of
the contemporary Italian history,
so through the exhibition you will
understand the development of the
nation in its last 150 years. Following
the archive is a visit to a former
working shed of Piaggio, where
many old models of the famous scooter
and other vehicles are exhibited.
Each model is accompanied by interesting
stories and legends in which you
can find a lot of the local character.
At the end of the visit you can browse
hundreds of stylish goods of offical
Vespa merchandise at the museum shop.
After visiting the museum you can
enjoy an aperitif in Pontedera
and have a walk in its large
pedestrian area for a shopping tour
of Italian made clothes, bags and
The Piaggio Museum is an ideal
attraction to be included in one of
Tours in the rural area around Pontedera.
Ask for it in the booking form belows.