The Fiat 500 Resurgence

The new Fiat 500 is increasingly popular both in the U.K. and the U.S., where it has become one of the most fashionable "city cars".

However, the fascination for this signature Italian car does not stop at the current model; the old 500, the Cinquino, as it was called in the 1950s when it was a common sight on Italian streets, is experiencing a resurgence at auction of vintage cars and specialized retailers, where collectors are willing to pay astronomical figures - one Fiat 500 from 1959 sold for 40,000 euros.

So, in honor of the old and beloved Cinquecento, we look at some images of the tiny car on Italian streets.