Happy 70th, Vespa!


Auguri — best wishes — to Vespa, an Italian classic for 70 years this month!


Above: It looks like an ad, but it’s just an average Friday on this Florence sidestreet.

Below: Another orderly daytime lineup of motorini, this time in front of the remnants of Sant’Orsola convent in Florence, where (Mona) Lisa Gherardini is thought to have lived out the final years of her Renaissance life. What in the world was I doing here, you ask? Read this post to find out!


Read more about Vespa’s history at Italy Magazine.

Vintage Vespa Image Credit

I invite you to sign my guestbook, and join me on Facebook, where I share often about Italy! This post first appeared on Prayers and Piazzas

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