It was love at first sight between Italy and two wheels, which established great brands and a tradition admired throughout the world.

On circuits and roads, the Italian motor industry was able to put some of the most iconic motorcycles and scooters of the Twentieth century in circulation. Just think about the Vespa, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta and Aprilia. This is probably why the titles won in motorcycling sports and the number of items sold all over the world are not counted; and it is also probably why the Japanese have also decided to produce several models here, as in Atessa. In Italy, two wheels are synonymous with beauty, performance and freedom.

"On the tracks and on the roads, the Italian motor industry has been able to put some of the most iconic motorbikes and scooters of the twentieth century into circulation".

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Year by year, the dates and essential moments that have contributed to writing the Italian motor history.

From the creation of the first motors to the present day, Italian history has gone hand in hand with the technological development and the changes regarding design experienced by the motor, motorcycling and aeronautics industries. In the Motor Web Museum timeline, a year by year history develops of the passionate bond between the Italian Peninsula and the motors and production and industrial excellences it has generated. A unanimous and fascinating history, involving all the realities connected to the "National Network of Motor Cities".

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National Network of Motor Cities project

The National Network of Motor Cities was created to offer an innovative tourist experience to Italian motoring culture enthusiasts. The project aims at promoting Italy as the cradle of absolute excellence, recognised worldwide for technology, design and personalities and as protagonist of the technical and aesthetic development of one of the revolutionary cornerstones of the Twentieth century as the production of cars, motorcycles and more generally, motorised vehicles.