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A Classic Italian Design – Part 2 Posted by on Jan 17, 2019

In Part 1, I wrote about the circumstances that gave rise to the world famous Vespa motor scooter. Today we’re going to look at her big sister, l’Ape. We saw the Ape in action in our recent blog, Italy’s Smallest Library, and I’m sure that if you’ve visited Il Bel Paese (Italia!) you’ll be familiar…

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A Classic Italian Design – Part 1 Posted by on Jan 15, 2019

Did you know that in 1948 an Italian wasp gave birth to a bee? At that time, Italy was still struggling to recover from the devastation caused by World War 2. Amongst the many problems that had to be dealt with was a sever shortage of mezzi di trasporto (means of transport), with many people…

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La Bianchina Posted by on Oct 1, 2012

Here in Pontremoli we have two lovely piazze in our centro storico: Piazza della Repubblica, commonly called Piazza del Comune because it houses the council offices, and Piazza del Duomo. Most of the time it’s difficult to appreciate the beauty of these piazze due to their unfortunate, and somewhat controversial use as car parks. Every…

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