Vespa, the iconic Italian scooter, is a symbol of freedom and zest for life, and, since its launch in 1946, trips on Piaggio’s legendary two wheels have been synonyms of fun summer holidays. Here are, from North to South, the best tours and itineraries to be discovered on a rented Vespa.
Piedmont – From Roero to Barolo, you can hop on the famous 2 wheels to tour the vineyards that start from Alba, the one of the Alta Langa, ending the tour with a tasting of the best wines of Piedmont.
Lombardia – Taking off from the alleys of Pavia you can discover the hills, castles, rivers, and rice fields of the Oltrepò Pavese before stopping for a picnic with a traditional basket filled with local delicacies.
Veneto – Wandering in search of the Palladian Villas – part of UNESCO World Heritage –, or skirting the beautiful Santa Croce Lake, going through Spert and Tambre, up to the Cansiglio Forest, are the Vespa itineraries offered in Vittorio Veneto (Treviso).
Emilia Romagna – From the historic center of Bologna you can reach the lush hills surrounding the city, the complex of San Michele in Bosco, the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, and a spectacular overlook on Bologna.
Tuscany – A panoramic tour of the Chianti hills on Vespa is fun and offers truly unique views. Here, visits to medieval citadels and local wineries are not to be missed.
Umbria – From Magione (Perugia) you can enjoy a Vespa tour, not only of Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi and Lake Trasimeno, but you can also discover the charm of smaller and less-known towns like Trevi, Bettona, Montefalco, Bevagna, Castiglione del Lago, and Todi.
Lazio – Hopping on the Vespa, just like Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in ‘Roman Holiday’, gives you the opportunity to experience in a unique way the capital, discovering the seven hills and the symbolic places of the eternal city.
Campania – Guided Vespa Tours of Naples with visits to churches, wedding photoshoots in the historic center – UNESCO World Heritage Site -, stops to taste a Neapolitan coffee with an inevitable taste of sfogliatella or babà, hunts for the most evocative views, medieval castles, historic squares, and breathtaking promenade spots. Anything is possible on a Vespa in Naples.
Puglia – From Alberobello (Bari) you can go searching on Vespa for ‘trulli’ and farms or explore the Regional Natural Park Dune Costiere that goes from Torre Canne to Torre San Leonardo.
Sicily – The colorful Palermo is perfect to be explored on a Vespa, and it is even possible to tour the old town and the Arab-Norman route – listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sardinia – A Vespa tour of the Maddalena or the Costa Smeralda with an all-inclusive formula is the perfect union of freedom and comfort to enjoy the beauty of this amazing region.
Ilona Catani Scarlett