Piaggio Museum
Piaggio Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums
Read more
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Write a review
About
The Piaggio Museum is open also the second and the fourth sunday of the month from 10:00 to 18:00.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

See what other travelers are saying
  • Barbara Parodi
    Genoa, Italy299 contributions
    Museo bello e gratis! 🛵🛵🛵
    Bellissimo museo con tante cose da vedere! Piace a tutti (anche a chi non è appassionato di motori) ed è anche incredibilmente GRATIS!
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 2, 2019
  • Walther von der Vogelweide
    Italy7,016 contributions
    Favoloso
    Visitare questo Museo per me è un stata un'esperienza fantastica e credo che lo sia per tutti quelli, non più giovanissimi come me, che hanno conosciuto il mito della Vespa o abbiano almeno una volta guidato un Ciao, un Boxer, un Bravo...oppure ricordino le mitiche marche di moto italiane come Gilera e Laverda ormai scomparse che nel Museo hanno un loro spazio. Non mi dilungo allego qualche foto anche dei due prototipi di auto prodotti dalla Piaggio, che ebbero poca fortuna (furono prodotti e venduti pochi esemplari) e di cui sconoscevo l'esistenza.
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 30, 2022
  • P.BERN
    Livorno, Italy815 contributions
    Tempio dell'eccellenza creativita motoristica del Made in Italy.
    Sia per gli appassionati dei motori, che non, una piacevole tappa culturale, è il Museo Piaggio di Pontedera, regno dell'indiscussa icona del Made in Italy la "Vespa", che ha fatto, e continua a far sognare intere generazioni. Probabilmente, non tutti sanno che, inizialmente, la Piaggio, prima di passare alle due ruote, si è dedicata ai motori per aerei e motrici, difatti, all'ingresso del Museo, si possono ammirare sia l'aereo Piaggio P148, detto Piaggino, per le sue dimensioni ridotte, e sia un'automotrice diesel elettrica, costruita per le Ferrobvie Calabro-Lucane. All'interno del Museo, invece, troviamo tutta la collezione del Marchio Vespa, dagli anni '50, utilizzati negli indimenticabili flims: Vacanze Romane (1953) e La dolce Vita (1960), fino ai giorni nostri, imbattendosi in modelli rari, come la Vespa Dalì, una 150S, debitamente firmata sulle scocche dall'Artista, la Vespa Siluro, che nel 1951 raggiunse gli oltre 170 km orari, il Vespacottero, una sorta di vespa-elicottero, protagonista del film Dick Smart 2.007, la Vespa con side-car, la Vespa Tandem, quella Gigante, e gli indimenticabili motorini che ci hanno accompagnato in gioventù, il Ciao, ed il Bravo. Inoltre, troviamo anche la collezione di un'altro glorioso marchio del gruppo, la Gilera, ed infine, l’Ape, le tre ruote che hanno rimesso in moto l’Italia dopo la guerra, rappresentata da un sacco di modelli originali come l’Ape dei pompieri e l’Ape-carretto siciliano.
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 30, 2018
These reviews are the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor checks reviews for fraud.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
788 reviews
Excellent
509
Very good
210
Average
53
Poor
8
Terrible
8

David D
sydney131 contributions
Sep 2013 • Solo
I am a Vespa owner/lover and having visited several motorbike museums around the world I was excited to get to this one. An interesting display of machines and entertained for an hour which was stretching it.
Then into the shop I went for some museum specific memorabilia. How disappointing was that endeavour too. The only things I could buy specific to it, were wine glasses and a 4gig USB stick!!! Not even a museum specific key ring! And I was taken back by the rudeness of the lady shop assistant.
This could be done so much better for very little input. Overall a very disappointing experience.
Written September 18, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sandy_DJ_2014
Secaucus, NJ11 contributions
Dec 2015
I could not leave Tuscany without stopping at the Vespa museum, you see I own a 2006 LX150 and for the last 9 years, it has been the source of so much joy and friendship.

The museum is small but packed with information about the evolution of Vespa scooters and the Ape (3 wheeled trucks) as well as beautifully restored or decorated examples of the models.

The museum is free and a few short blocks walk from the Pontedera train station with service from Florence. SO glad that I went!
Written December 4, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tom D
Hamme, Belgium303 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
If you like Vespa, you need to visit this museum. Perfect for those rainy holiday days. It has many different models and a very nice gift shop.
Written August 22, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ruthrees
Ireland152 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
When I first reviewed this museum I really thought it was wonderful, however I now have two major gripes - signage to find it has got worse and needs to be improved as Pontedera has quite a confusing road system. I would rather pay a little bit of money to see the musuem and have better signage. Secondly our latest visit was completely ruined by the attitude of a staff member. My two teenage girls were sitting in the car (the little blue one pictured for the museum) when she came striding over and very rudely told them they weren't allowed to touch anything. There are no signs to this effect and, on our last visit, lots of people were sitting in the car and taking photographs. She then strode back to her office on the floor above and stayed at the window scowling down on the visitors. Hardly a good representative for Piaggio, I don't think we will return to this musuem.
Written August 13, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

KyleDebono
St. Paul's Bay, Malta117 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
The Museum is not that big, but if like me you like Vespas it is a must see while in Tuscany. Pontedera is situated near Lucca, between Florence and Pisa. The gift shop has some nice Vespa memorabilia and the museum itself has a brief description of the the history of the iconic scooters
Written August 23, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Roefamily
Wales39 contributions
When you are fed up of looking at Paintings, sculpture and buildings take a trip on the train to Pontedera just 15 mins from Pisa and about 1 hour form Florence. You see all throse scooters buzzing about have you ever wondered about the history, the Piaggio museum is a small but interesting place to see that Tuscany has modern history as well, trains, planes and cars are also featured. The staff are a little surprised you bothered and the lady who ran the book shop was to busy to open it, but well worth a look. Get off the train take the under pass under the lines and at the road turn left walk down the street about 200m and it is signposted, you can see the plane and the train in the court yard.

Written March 6, 2007
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Brian D
Stratford, CT91 contributions
Oct 2019
We had a private evening visit and dinner at the Piaggio museum. Our guest loved the evening as they dined amongst the Vespa's! Definitely worth a visit to this museum, lots to see and they have a wonderful shop!!
Written November 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Maps714517
50 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
A great place to visit for the history of the Vespa. Excellent permanent displays and one off exhibits. A great place for both adults and kids alike. Well worth a visit.
Written October 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dianne C
11 contributions
Jun 2019
Had great time today at this really wonderful museum plenty of scooters of all years and the history of the piaggio factory. Really informative staff easy journey from pisa only 5.40 euros return on train. 11. Have been wanting to visit here for years and it did not disappoint. Like reaching heaven for old mod still with two vespas at home. It's free but I think they should make a small charge to go towards upkeep,
Written June 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

renmark
Renmark, Australia202 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
The Trip was well worth it. I do collect Vespa’s so I am probably biased however my wife also enjoyed the visit looking through all the scooters and history one of the best was the Vespa fire engine and Ape so many to look.
Written May 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 137
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Piaggio Museum (Pontedera) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about Piaggio Museum

Piaggio Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM