Danger aside, the scooters do make a lot of sense. It saves on gas (expensive in Europe), and it’s a whole lot easier to find room to park than a car!
The famous maker of Italian scooters is Vespa, and they have a Vespa Museum in Pontedera, Italy, not far from Pisa. If you’re ever in the area, check out the museum. And if you’re not in the area, you can check out this video instead!