|Should I rent a moped in Italy?||| Print ||
Embedded in Italian culture in an iconic way is the Vespa, an Italian brand of moped (scooter) invented by Enrico Piaggio in Florence.
"A completely Italian product, such as we have not seen since the Roman chariot" The Times (1946)
As Italy was coming out of the second world war, Piaggio envisioned a modern and economical form of transportation for the masses, and the rest is history, so they say.
Today the moped is a major means of transportation for many Italians. And it has been that way for many years.
What about for the tourist? Is it a practical means of transportation to get around and see the sights on your Italian vacation?