Vespa World Days 2008 - Cefalù (Italy)
The center of the Mediterranean, Cefalù Sicily (province of Palermo), hosted the Vespa World Days as the southernmost point touched by Vespa enthusiasts since the event was created by the international Vespa community. The gathering is in a small town that has welcomed 1400 Vespa riders from seventeen nations of three continents with the warm enthusiasm typical of the people of Sicily. In addition to the Italian Vespa fans, clubs from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of San Marino, Spain, Switzerland, and Taiwan participated. In particular, a couple of Vespa riders from northern Europe must be remembered, coming from Oslo and covering a total of over six thousand km. On Saturday, the large column of Vespa riders circled over seventy km to reach Palermo, where an exhibition of historic vehicles from the Piaggio Museum was set up in Piazza Politeama before returning to Cefalù for the gala dinner at the Vespa Village.