An exhibition-journey to rediscover Italian gastronomy and style, in the name of Vespa, that stroke of genius that has revolutionized our way of moving for more than seventy years, and The Italian kitchen in an original combination of the iconic scooter and the historic food and wine culture magazine, directed today by Maddalena Fossati Dondero, which has ferried Italy from the thirties to the present day through war, reconstruction, boom, Sixty-eight and all the great stages of our history, up to a day of conscious homage to a happy tradition that serves good humor in the table.
"Fuori Porta", inside the Piaggio Museum in Pontedera, from May 15th to September 8th, retraces moments of our country's history when "our parents and our grandparents jumped on a Vespa to go on a trip with a copy of La Cucina Italiana fluttering in the luggage rack, the right sandwiches in the basket, a smile on the lips and a great desire to 'make' the Italy of yesterday, today and tomorrow ".
A light and agile exhibition, like the Vespa, but also fragrant, interactive, unpredictable and always shared, like the recipes that for almost a century La Cucina Italiana experimented with care on its stoves. The thematic areas set up along the exhibition route are like windows opening onto a character, an era, a fashion, a curiosity: "Ladies and young ladies", "Outdoor", "Italia Fuori Porta", "A window on the world "," A question of style "and" Today ".
Each has a supporting element Wasp and, as a testimonial, a cooking recipe identified by La Cucina Italiana which characterizes that period or that topic: from the “stuffed with optimism” rolls, to the light lasagne with ragù, from the “czarist” version of the stuffed eggs, to the Ungaretti spaghetti, from the truffles to the champagne to the “quick toast” and refined ”.
An exhibition that retraces and revives a story that belongs to everyone, offering an opportunity for current events, a reflection of the image of Vespa and La Cucina Italiana, always modern, contemporary and cool performers, despite their long tradition.
Outside the Door – Piaggio Museum in Pontedera
from 15 May to 8 September 2019
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am-6.00pm / Monday: closed
May, June and September: second and fourth Sunday of the month 10.00-18.00 July and August: every Sunday 10.00-18.00
Open 2 June and 15 August 10.00-18.00