Vespa scooters… they’re old, they are reliable, they are damn good-looking. They are also near indestructible, so there are many of them still zipping around the maddening Roman traffic.
Someone may remember Audrey Hepburn’s Roman Vacations. In one of the better scenes of that excellent movie, she goes zipping (more like put-putting) around a gorgeous Rome aboard an even more gorgeous Italian scooter, a Vespa.
For many years italy had two scooters (as opposed to motorcycles and mopeds, which it had many of): the Lambretta and the Vespa. While the Lambretta is now a true rarity, there are plenty of older Vespas still braving Roman traffic and potholes and car drivers.
I hope you enjoyed.