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The Fiat-Stanguellini 1200 Spider America: lost and found again

Today, we are featuring the gorgeous 1957 Fiat-Stanguellini 1200 Spider America, presented at the Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance in 2004, and at the Pebble...

The Opicina Tramway – all safe and ready to go!

Since 1902, the charming Opicina Tramway (Tranvia or Trenovia, in Italian) has connected Trieste’s city center with Villa Opicina, a hamlet on the Karst...

Touring Club Italiano and Pirelli: crossing paths “on the road”

In the 1949 novel that defined the Beat generation, “On the Road”, Jack Kerouac wrote, “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just...

Littorine on the Circumetnea: a journey in heaven on earth

The Circumetnea railroad was laid down in Sicily between 1895 and 1898, to connect Catania and Riposto by going around Mount Etna. Novelist Edmondo...

Let your heart race at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello

The Ferrari Museum in Maranello – where the legendary factory was founded in 1947 – is a wonderful space dedicated to the vision of...

Siata Daina Gran Sport, the little Ferrari

Here is the Siata Daina Gran Sport, well known in 1950s’ United States as the “little Ferrari”, due to its amazing speed. According to some...

Black and white memories of ice cream carts

In his “Eine italienische Reise” (“An Italian Journey”), German historian Joachim Fest tells the story of when he met a man who sold ice cream on...

The Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupé, more than just a car

The Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupé in these images was designed under the direction of Turin-born engineer Orazio Satta Puliga (1910-1974), with the support of...

The Bugatti International Meeting in Sardinia

The Bugatti International Meeting in Sardinia is ready to start on June 5th, 2017. The vintage and classic car event will start from Is Arenas...

The Mille Miglia, a ninety-year-old wonder

The famous long-distance Mille Miglia car race held its first edition in 1927: it turns 90 this year, and will celebrate with its 35th...

The Alfa Romeo Museum: the history of a legendary Italian brand

The Alfa Romeo Museum – just a few kilometers from Milan’s city center, in Arese – is located inside a 5,000-square-meter, six-story building: one...

A new beginning for the Alfa Romeo GTZ

The Alfa Romeo GTZ was officially presented as a prototype in 1962, and then manufactured industrially from 1963 to 1965. It was the car...

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Rococo luxury at the Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi

The Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi, near Turin, was designed by Filippo Juvarra and built in 1729; between the 18th and 19th...

Pietro Piffetti: the king of fine cabinetry

by Barbara Palladino His creations sum up every magnificence of 18th-century Baroque style: Pietro Piffetti was one of the most famous and...

Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli Affari di Stato: a triumph of decorative art

by Barbara Palladino Inside Turin’s Royal Palace is one of the gems of 18th-century Baroque art: the Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli...

Antonio Stradivari: the legend and myth of perfect sound

by Barbara Palladino The Stradivarius violin is renowned as the perfect musical instrument. Playing one is a dream come true for any...