Italian house for Vespa lovers

(VNS) The Italian House, or Casa Italia, in Ha Noi is being showcased in a programme to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Italy. The house is decorated with a fleet of old and modern Vespas. Viet Nam News photographer Truong Van Vi takes Vespa lovers on a tour of the new destination.

The house was built on Le Phung Hieu Street with financial support from Italian businesses in Viet Nam.

The house was built on Le Phung Hieu Street with financial support from Italian businesses in Viet Nam.

The house has become an interesting destination for many Hanoians. It is decorated with a fleet of old and modern Vespas.

The house has become an interesting destination for many Hanoians. It is decorated with a fleet of old and modern Vespas.

Many Vietnamese people have a passion for Vespas, a stylish way to get around.

Many Vietnamese people have a passion for Vespas, a stylish way to get around.

An Italian motorbike helmet.

An Italian motorbike helmet.

A Vespa manufactured in 1960.

A Vespa manufactured in 1960.

The room is full of Vespa accessories.

The room is full of Vespa accessories.

Vespa lovers in Ha Noi have established a club gathering owners of vintage Vespas like the one pictured above. They meet at the end of the weekend to exchange and share knowledge about their favourite mode of transport.

Vespa lovers in Ha Noi have established a club gathering owners of vintage Vespas like the one pictured above. They meet at the end of the weekend to exchange and share knowledge about their favourite mode of transport.

A special saddle.

A special saddle.

A Vespa made in 1954.

A Vespa made in 1954.

A spare wheel.

A spare wheel.

A Ha Noi Vespa lover at the house. He said he took many photos here to share with his friends, who have the same passion with him.

A Ha Noi Vespa lover at the house. He said he took many photos here to share with his friends, who have the same passion with him.

One of photos shown at the house. It was taken to mark the '1 million Vespa celebration' in 1956.

One of photos shown at the house. It was taken to mark the '1 million Vespa celebration' in 1956.

Photos of a Vespa in a bygone Viet Nam.

Photos of a Vespa in a bygone Viet Nam.

Dong Ho folk paintings of Viet Nam were drawn on the body of a modern Vespa.

Dong Ho folk paintings of Viet Nam were drawn on the body of a modern Vespa.

The house is full of images of Vespas.

The house is full of images of Vespas.

An Italian girl with a Vespa. VNS

An Italian girl with a Vespa. VNS

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