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curious two-stroke vehicle appeared in England in the beginning of
the 20th century: the scooter.
innovation was directed to the needs of busy priests and modern
ladies with the purpose to allow riding a motorcycle in spite of
long garments. But without any success.
would ever have thought that this bizarre invention, newly
interpreted in 1946 in Italy, was going to influence decisively an
era by its ingenious and creative image of the “Bel Paese”.
used to face one another in an amusing rivalry, comparable to “Don
Camillo and Peppone”, Inter and Juventus, or The Beatles
and The Rolling Stones. Both of them began to break free on the
whizzing through the beautiful countryside and generating
a collective psychological phenomenon of having fun.
unconscious creators of a new popular habit, or passion, which they
were now able to share: Tourism.
have certainly changed. But today the fascination of these two
“antagonists” has even increased.
are charming, seducing and transmit an incomparable idea of elegance
and glamour consolidating a piece of history and of Italian
life-style in the world.