Piaggio Museum

15-11-2020
Piaggio MuseumVisit to the Piaggio Museum in Pontedera

The Piaggio Museum was inaugurated in March 2000 in the premises of the former tooling workshop, where the company established its production from the early 1920s. The Museum was created to preserve and enhance the historical heritage of one of the oldest Italian companies and aims to reconstruct the events of Piaggio and its territory.
Completely renovated in 2018 with almost 700,000 visitors, the Piaggio Museum now occupies 5,000 square meters, with more than 250 pieces on display. It is therefore the largest and most complete Italian museum dedicated to two-wheelers and houses one-of-a-kind specimens that tell not only the history of the Piaggio Group and its brands, but also trace the history of mobility and the industrial and social development of the country, because memory history of Piaggio runs through the entire history of transport: ships, trains, airplanes, cars, scooters, motorcycles were born from the parent company and its brands.
Its rooms house some precious pieces of pre-war railway and aeronautical production, the rich and admired Vespa collection, the collection of two, three and four-wheeled Piaggio products (Ape, Porter, mopeds) and the extraordinary collection of products linked to the most properly motorcycle and sports car of the Group brands: Aprilia, Gilera and Moto Guzzi.
The Piaggio Museum also dedicates space to temporary exhibitions that allow the structure to continuously vary the cultural offer. Over the years the museum has hosted exhibitions, events and works by extraordinary artists such as Dalì, Picasso and, among the Italians, Burri, Nomellini, Viani, Pellizza da Volpedo, Fattori, Modigliani, Carrà, Signorini, Soffici, Spreafico, Nespolo and other protagonists. of modern and contemporary art.

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