(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.
Members of the Ha Noi Vespa Club set a record by becoming the first aficionados of the iconic Italian scooter from Southeast Asia to attend a four-day global meet in Italy. Lan Dung reports on their experience Ferenc Halasz and Alain Warnon were surprised to see the Vietnamese contingent. The Frenchman and Belgian, members of Vespa clubs in their respective countries had not seen anyone from Southeast Asia participate in the Vespa World Days, held this year in Mantova, Italy, from June 12 to 15. In fact, Vespa lovers from around the world, expressed pleasant surprise when they greeted the…... [read more]
For vintage scooter enthusiasts in HCM City, the Piaggio-made ride has become a valued collectors item. Many devote themselves to restoring the vehicles, which can cost millions of dong. An Vu reports. Vespa, a short and appropriate word given by the Italians for the scooter, and produced by Piaggio brand, has long been the proud symbol of the boot-shaped country. The love for the Vespa is felt by people around the world, accordingly, possessing them appears on to-do lists of high ranking players. HCM City is not an exception. In the city's motorcycle circle, there is a fondness for scooters,…... [read more]
Old-timer Vespa are still on the roads in Ho Chi Minh City. Some of them are as old as 40 years. Those scooters were spotted by a Swiss student who came to Viet Nam for holidays some years ago. Mr.Elisha Ruesch also had eyes for a young Vietnamese woman. They became friends and now they are married living happily in Europe. But he could not forget about the Vespas. With the latest craze in Switzerland and Italy looking for genuine and original Vespa he asked his brother- in- law Nguyen Nguyen in Viet Nam to collect the old-timer for him.…... [read more]
An Italian house, "Casa Italia," was inaugurated on Le Phung Hieu Street in Hanoi on April 11, as part of celebrations for the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Italy diplomatic ties. Vietnam treasures multi-faceted ties with Italy Party leader begins state visit to Italy Prospects for Vietnam-Italy cooperation Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Lorenzo Angeloni said that the house will help Vietnamese people understand more about Italian culture, products and style. It will be a venue for Italian activities in Vietnam such as press conferences, exhibitions and film screenings, he said, adding that the house, which was funded by…... [read more]
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Italy diplomatic ties, an Italian house, "Casa Italia," was inaugurated on Le Phung Hieu Street, Hanoi on April 11. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Lorenzo Angeloni said that the house will help Vietnamese people understand more about Italian culture, products and style. It will be a venue for Italian activities in Vietnam such as press conferences, exhibitions and film screenings, added the ambassador. It is hoped the house will illustrate the friendship between the two countries, the diplomat noted. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh said…... [read more]