The Fiat 500 Story – Intro

Since we were little, our father had a passion for classic cars.

We have grown up admiring the most beautiful artisanal and non-artisanal cars of the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

Our favourite? It wasn’t the most beautiful one, or the most expensive one, or the most fascinating one… It was just the ‘special’ one. The cheap but mythical Fiat 500!


Back in 2005, when Michele and I decided on our dream of opening Arancina in London, we had no second thoughts on how to make our trip. No planes, no trains, no buses… We wanted to retrace our grandfather’s steps, driving the family Cinquecento across Europe.

And that’s exactly what we did….

– – -H.C.E.