The Piaggio Museum was inaugurated in March 2000 and occupies the 3,000 square meters of the company’s former tool-shop in one of the oldest and most characteristic bodies of the industrial complex in Pontedera, where Piaggio started its production in the early nineteen twenties. The Museum was created to preserve and highlight the value of a historic legacy. The objective is to tell the history of Piaggio and through it the development of Italian industry, economy and society by exhibiting some of the company’s best known, most representative products and through the documents and images of its extensive Archive.

    Fundamental examples of the company’s production prior to the launch of the Vespa in 1946, welcome the visitor at the entrance of the Piaggio Museum: a MC2 54 train engine, a P148 airplane, a two-seater acrobatic training plane produced in 1951. Inside the museum, two stellar plane engines, built in the Pontedera and Pisa plants in the Thirties, dominate the central hall.


    Tuesday – Friday: 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
    Saturday: 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. | 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
    Sunday: 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. (the second and the fourth Sunday of the month) – Every Sunday in the period from 8th December to 18th April.
    Monday: Closed

    Extraordinary openings:
    2016 – Epiphany (6th january); Easter Monday (28th march); Liberation Day (25th april); Labor Day (1st may); Republic Day (2nd june); Assumption Day(15th august); Saint Faustino Day (the second thursday of October); Immaculate Conception (8th december); Christmas Eve (24th  december); Saint Stefano (26th dicembre); New Year’s Eve (31th december from 10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m);


    OPENING HOURS Bookshop

    Tuesday – Friday: 10.00 – 13.30 | 14.30 – 17.30
    Saturday and Sunday (when is opened the Museum) : 10.00 – 13.00 | 14.00 – 17.30
    Lunedì: Closed



  • 1943 MP5 PAPERINO
    Towards the end of the Second World War, Enrico Piaggio was driven to start up production again by the idea of offering the widest possible market a low-cost product....
  • 1947 VESPA 98 CORSA
    This first fabulous race Vespa was conceived for participation in various circuit races. With it, Piaggio dealers could enter their participation in speed contests. The Vespa in fact took...
  • 1962 VESPA DALI
    In the summer of 1962, the vehicle that has since become probably the world’s most valuable Vespa carried two Madrid University students, Santiago Guillen and Antonio Veciana, on a...
  • 1909 Gilera VT 317
    This was the first motorcycle built in 1909by Giuseppe Gilera; it marked the birth of the Gilera legend. The first single-cylinder machines built by Giuseppe Gilera borrowed their general...
  • 1931 Elica a passo variabile
    Corradino d’Ascanio’s collaboration with Piaggio began in 1931, on the development of a new mechanical component that would revolutionise aviation history. On the variable-pitch propeller, the pitch of the...
  • gilera-50-5v-trial
    In October 1971, Gigi Crosa, a 24-year-old student from Genoa, decided to attempt the difficult challenge of riding to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, 5,895 metres. Gigi had always...