Strenuous climbs on bumpy, dust-caked roads: this was how people traveled in the boot of the 1950s, before a dense zipper of avant-garde roads criss-crossed the country, uniting Italy forever. The expansion of road networks, as well as the increase in incomes and paid vacations, helped turn August into the month of the summer exodus: a typically It...

Following on from our recent look at Italy’s iconic scooter, La vespa, we’ll look at a brief history of another iconic vehicle, the much loved Fiat 500. The Fiat 500, or cinquecento is unmistakably Italian, like the Vespa, its image is universally linked with Italy.  Deriving from the original Fiat 500 Topolino, meaning little mouse the 500 was pro...

In an attempt to field test the revolutionary electric charging method of dynamic induction, the Italian-American conglomerate Stellantis N.V. recently created the “Arena Del Futuro” test track. The company stated that this radically new pilot test track has been built by A35 Brebemi, the direct motorway link between Brescia and Milan, in collabora...

Concorso Ferrari & Friends is Southern New England’s signature automobile event in support of Connecticut Children’s. The annual event attracts thousands of Connecticut Children’s supporters and regional car enthusiasts and includes a display of nearly 200 Italian supercars including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Fiat. Since its in...

An international gathering will see fans of the Fiat Panda car descend on a small Italian town called Pandino on the weekend of 18-19 June. The "Panda a Pandino" event, not held since 2019, is expected to attract thousands of Panda enthusiasts to the town in the northern province of Cremona. Fans of the iconic car, which celebrated its 40th anniver...

Despite being now far from its past as an 'automobile mono-culture' dominated by Fiat, Turin is still a city with a strong industrial vocation. Manufacturing, and in particular the automotive and high-tech sectors, continue to play an important role in the economy of the metropolitan city, according to the Mista project, carried out by the ESPON Eu...

The New York Auto Show was pretty predictable for the most part; lots of model refreshes, trim lines and new engines. The stuff you would expect from a lot of auto shows. But there was one truly bizarre, inexplicable appearance: the Fiat 500 Electric. For reasons unknown to us, or even to a Stellantis PR representative, the Fiat booth was not adorn...

In the new episode of the show I tell you the story of Giovanni Battista Ceirano, the man behind the birth of Fiat and Italy’s automotive industry. It all started in his bicycle workshop at the time of Turin’s national exposition in 1898, when he assembled the “Welleyes” car, the first ever produced in Italy. It was in a nearby café that a group of...

A simpler time. A time when life was far less complicated, a golden age in the memories of most Italians. This was a time when anything & everything seemed possible. A time to dance, to sing, to laugh, to be together. It was the age of the Italian Dream. The age of making Italy great again... in a simple and humble way. Not the way of Mussolini, bu...

Stellantis and Amazon said Wednesday that they have reached a a series of global, multi-year agreements to transform the in-vehicle experience of millions of people who own cars produced by the Italian-American-French group. The carmaker said it would accelerate its shift to becoming a sustainable mobility tech company through this relationship, wh...