As you can hear in the short interview below with Paolo Gas (in Italiano) he was just as surprised as the rest of Barga when a group of friends on Vespas arrived in Barga for a short visit.
They had contacted him to ask for details and he assured them that yes, he could accomodate them for a brief stop over this morning with an aperitivo for the group probably a dozen or maybe at the most, 20 people on vespas.
In fact 75 people turned up on Vespas (and a couple of other non Vespa scooters) to enjoy the Barga scenery.
Vespa is an Italian brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The name means wasp in Italian. The Vespa has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. S.p.A. of Pontedera, Italy.
From their inception, Vespa scooters have been known for their painted, pressed steel unibody which combines a complete cowling for the engine (enclosing the engine mechanism and concealing dirt or grease), a flat floorboard (providing foot protection), and a prominent front fairing (providing wind protection) into a structural unit.