Amazing Sicilian Style Custom Vespa

Updated: Oct 14, 2019


The Sicilian cart or carretto siciliano in Italian or carrettu sicilianu in Sicilian is an ornate, colorful style of horse or donkey-drawn cart native to the island of Sicily in Italy. The carts were introduced to the island by the ancient Greeks. Carts reached the height of their popularity in the 1920s, when many thousand were on the island. Miniature carts, or Carrettini Siciliani, are often sold in Sicily (or in Italian shops and restaurants in other countries) as souvenirs. The Museo del Carretto Siciliano, in the province of Palermo, is a museum dedicated to the carts. Giovanni Gelosi, a member of the Vespa Club of Palermo recently posted these pictures of his Vespa in tribute to the classical iconic design merging two of the greatest Italian icons; the Sicilian cart and the classical Italian scooter, the Vespa.


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