The Fiat Cinquecento...Italian style at its best

 Fiat 500.

Fiat 500.

This week the Fiat 500 celebrated its 60th anniversary. Although it has undergone quite a few upgrades since the first ones were released in 1957, the original will forever be one of the most iconic symbols of Italian style.

It was originally manufactured as a small city car and known as the "people's car". It was intended to be a cheap and practical little town car, a way for the average person to have their own transportation. Well, that marketing clearly worked because 500s can be found in every corner of Italy to this day!

I personally love this car and, along with the Vespa, it is one of the things that in my mind will forever be tied to my Italian childhood.

Happy Birthday Cinquecento!