The Historical Archives are the starting point of the Foundation’s cultural project. In 1992 Piaggio signed an agreement with the University of Pisa to begin historical research into the Company’s origins.
The result is an extensive and detailed collection of documents on the history of Piaggio, not only at Pontedera but also at Genoa, and at all other Italian and foreign sites where Piaggio established its plants. Today, the Historical Archives have thousands of documents. Some time ago the Company gave the Archives documents on employees (blue and white collar workers, managers) who had been working for Piaggio from 1917 to the 1970s. This section of the archives is of remarkable importance for a greater understanding of industrial relations, as well as for the reconstruction of society and economy in the area around Pontedera. This acquisition, in addition to the previous collection and the fund of sketches, places the Piaggio Historical Archives among the most extensive company archives in the world.
Visiting the Archives
The “Antonella Bechi Piaggio” Historical Archives are open to the public from Wednesday to Friday (from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.).
To consult documents, written authorization signed by the Chairman of the Piaggio Foundation is necessary. Requests can be faxed (0587.290057) or emailed (email@example.com), explaining the purpose of the research.
The materials kept in the Historical Archives and inside the Museum are the property of Piaggio & C.. Requests to use, loan or reproduce materials are subject to authorization granted on the basis of a specific procedure. All costs for reproducing photos and documents are payable by applicants.
For further information, please contact the Piaggio Foundation (phone 0587.27171 – fax 0587.290057 – email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Method of payment
Payment may be made by bank transfer. Account name: Piaggio & C. spa; Bank: Monte dei Paschi di Siena;
IBAN IT 50 E 01030 71132 000000267682, specifying the following reason for payment: “Piaggio Historical Archives Consultation”.
Applicants must fax a copy of receipt of payment, following which an invoice will be issued.