All roads lead to Rome. The Italy Pavilion may have been steeped in history but the Italians wanted to make it clear that their achievements didn't end with Leonardo da Vinci. At the core of this pavilion's theme was innovation and how Italy's long history of inventiveness was still being written.
FROM THE BEST OF EXPO GUIDE
If you are fond of stylish, expensive automobiles, this is the place to find them. Italy offers a glittery showroom display of vehicles which have conquered travel by sea, land and air. Yet amid all the modern glamour rest the ancient precursors to these travel machines -- as silent milestones of a nation on the move.
-- As you move
display area, take note of the contrasting elements on either side of
walk: an Etruscan cart opposite the Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet.
da Vinci's Vite Area/Air Screw beside the helicopters, etc...