Get Better Acquainted with Vespa, an Italian Staple and Bottiglia Icon
When you daydream about a trip to Italy, what imagery fills your mind? Do you imagine having lunch at a little outdoor café on a cobblestone street? A romantic gondola in Venice? What about a breezy, carefree tour of the countryside on one Italy’s iconic Vespa scooters?
Honestly, your trip to Italy wouldn’t be complete without all of this and more, but there’s something about buzzing around on a Vespa, with the breeze blowing through your hair that symbolizes so much of what it means to be Italian.
The Vespa, which translates to wasp in English, is the sporty, zippy and classic Italian staple that has been part of the backdrop for our perceptions of living a carefree and romantic life in the charming Italian countryside.
In a sense, the Vespa has become a magical symbol of Italian culture – representing the simplicity of a life that so many of us long for. So, what’s the story behind the Vespa and why has it become so iconic? Let’s take a look.
The History of Italy’s Icon
Since 1946, Vespa has been an icon of Italian culture. Rumor has it that the Vespa was originally built in response to the post World War II aftermath that had seriously damaged the infrastructure in many of Italy’s towns and villages. The economy was rough, and so were the roads that people used for their everyday travel.
Italy needed someone to reinvent transportation in a way that met the current needs of the people but that didn’t compromise on class, sophistication or quality. This is how the Vespa was born. In 1946, one year after the end of World War II, the Vespa made its public debut in a golf club in Rome. Since then, Vespa has symbolized the perfect blend of old world style and modern sophistication.
Today, Vespa has grown to become a transportation staple the world over. With urban areas becoming more and more crowded, the sleek, compact design of the Vespa eliminates the stress of commuting and parking in congested areas. Although Vespa has kept up with the times in terms of design, function and technology, they’ve managed to retain their status as an affordable method of transportation and a beloved recreational vehicle.
How Vespa Came to Bottiglia
Vespa has become such an iconic symbol that an entire culture has been built around the Italian staple. There are avid collectors and clubs that meet to share their passion for the classic scooter. The Vespa is such an important part of Italian culture that tourists line up to rent a Vespa when on holiday and experience firsthand what it’s like to explore the sunny, Italian countryside on the swift, little scooter.
At Bottiglia, we’re committed to providing a completely immersive experience that places you in the heart of Italy, enjoying a luscious meal in a beautiful Italian restaurant. Every detail of the experience matters, so why wouldn’t we include an Italian staple like the Vespa in our mix?
Our Vespa has become the talk of the town, taking on a personality all of its own. When guests come to Bottiglia, they’re welcomed by our warm staff and the charming presence of our Vespa. Guests are invited to take pictures with the Vespa to commemorate their “trip to Italy” at Bottiglia. If you’re lucky, you might even arrive on a day when the Vespa is dressed up in a little something special for a holiday. The Vespa symbolizes the beauty of a simple life, something that is also infused in the cuisine and atmosphere at Bottiglia.
Is there anything more beautiful, sunny Italian afternoon? In our opinion, the only thing that tops the beauty of Italy are the guests that come through our door to enjoy the best food that Henderson restaurants have to offer. Every inch of Bottiglia is infused with the bright effervescence of Italy.
Everything from the intricate details of our menu to the little touches of décor are intended to make your experience memorable and put a smile on your face. Located in Henderson, Bottiglia looks out over the Las Vegas desert and offers a carefully crafted menu that focuses on Italian fare that’s rustic, ageless and sophisticated.
Come Visit the Vespa in Henderson at Bottiglia
Are you ready to discover for yourself what’s so magical about the Vespa in Henderson, Nevada? We invite you to visit Bottiglia, where you’ll feel as though you stepped through the door and entered a beautiful, sophisticated restaurant in the heart of Italy. What’s more, you’ll have the chance to visit our Vespa and witness the magic firsthand. Come join us for Sunday brunch and check out the Vespa at our restaurant.