The Vespa and Rome have a love affair that can’t be denied. The Vespa was born in this city, evolved here, and became a Hollywood starlet in blockbuster films like “Roman Holiday”.
The Vespa, which premiered in a golf club in Rome, in April 1946, has embedded itself into Italian culture and since its inception has seen nearly 50 iterations. Some of which, you’ll be choosing from if you decide to rent your own Vespa for the time you spend in Rome. Now, we can’t say we’re motor experts, but if you want a head start on which models deserve your immediate attention, we recommend 5 different styles that are sure to make your trip a time to remember.
1.Vespa PK125 "The Original"
If you love an original and don’t mind hunting for this original model of the Vespa then you’re in for a treat. Once you land this baby, you’ll be on your way to starring in your very own ‘Roman Holiday’.
2. Vespa special 50
If you picture a Vespa in your mind, this is typically what you’d see. It’s also what you’re most likely to see if you rent a Vespa for the day or take a sightseeing tour around the city. But just because they’re common doesn’t make them any less fun or stylish than their counterparts.
3. Vespa Primavera
One of Vespa’s smaller models but still a timeless classic in both style and design. It’s also a close cousin to another model the Sprint, which we’ll speak on next.
4. Vespa Sprint 50
Another one of Vespa’s smaller models, this version will have you zipping around the city with ease. It’s perfectly made to feel manageable and stable, perfect for those who are first timers.
5. Special Edition* 946
This special edition model is geared for those who like stand out and support a great cause. The 946 (RED) has not only been exhibited in the MOMA but for every model sold, $150 will be donated to the Global Fund for the fight against AIDS with (RED).