Italy has manufactured some of the finest cars on the planet, Ferrari being the most famous. My favourite ever since i was a child is the Lamborghini however. When i was about seven i had a model of a Lamborghini Countach, it seemed space age to me. The styling of this car made it an icon with it's scissor doors which lifted upwards instead of opening outwards, this became a Lamborghini trademark. Lamborghini were only founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini as competition for Ferrarri and the company grew rapidly during it's first decade but sales plunged during various financial downturns. Lamborghini is now owned by the Volkswagen group and new model lines have been added to the brands portfolio. There is a Lamborghini museum in Sant' Agata Bolognese between Bologna and Modena, this is well worth a visit if you can.