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Happy 70th Vespa! The history behind Italy’s famous scooter
When you think of Italy, you probably picture a Vespa, and the scooter turns 70 today. To celebrate, we look back at its history.
It was inspired by war
The Vespa conjures up images of romance and idyllic trips around scenic Italian cities – but it would never have come into being without the Second World War. The fighting left Italy’s economy and infrastructure in ruins.
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