Friday, March 13, 2009

Photo Friday: Piaggio Museum

For Bumpstart #2, I tried squeezing in as many photos as possible from my scooter adventures in Italy. Some didn't make it into the issue, so I'm going to post a few here every Friday. For this Photo Friday, I will be taking you on a virtual tour of the Piaggio Museum in Pontedera.
The museum is housed in Piaggio's old tool and die shop.Piaggio didn't just make scooters. Here's their train in the front entrance to the museum.This is the famous "Dali Vespa". Two Spanish students rode this Vespa around the world in 79 days. During their travels, they met Salvador Dali who went to town on their scooter with his paint brush.

In this photo, you can see his crown signature. "Gala" was Salvador Dali's wife and muse.

A small portion of the Piaggio Archives.

Here's some of the Vespa models on display. They almost look like toy models stacked on top of each other.

Overhead view of the museum's array of Piaggio goodies on display.

Hmm, wonder if they're hiring...

Be sure to hit the gift shop before you leave.
Ciao for now. Karen

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