The Story Behind
"Each summer, my mom, sister, and I would take a train from Milan to Priolo, a small town near Siracusa, Sicily, to spend time with family. My grandparents owned a campagnia (a small farm) with endless rows of olive trees. Piaggio Apes were ubiquitous, with farmers using them to harvest their olives, lemons, grapes, and watermelons. Children delightfully rode on their backs, and even mattresses were transported atop the small, 3-wheeled trucks. They were - and continue to be - the workhorse of many small farms throughout Italy, including ours, which was found in a small town outside of Naples. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate our love for Italy than to convert ours to a mobile bar, and toast the truck's heritage."