(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 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.
|An Italian motorbike helmet.|
|A Vespa manufactured in 1960.|
|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.
|A special saddle.|
|A Vespa made in 1954.|
|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.|
|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.
|Dong Ho folk paintings of Viet Nam were drawn on the body of a modern Vespa.|
|The house is full of images of Vespas.|
|An Italian girl with a Vespa. VNS