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5 beautiful Italian cars that are just... bellissima

Yes, it’s the Italian job.

ITALIANS HAVE DESIGNED some of the best-looking cars in history, as well as some of the most desirable.

Car manufacturers in Italy just seem to have a flair for penning cars that look timeless and stylish at the same time… as well as glamorous and sporty too.

We’ve rounded up five Italian motors to help you live la dolce vita.

Under €150k

2004 Lamborghini Gallardo, €129,950

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The Lamborghini Gallardo is lust on wheels.  Its purity of line and athletic compactness is an enduring design that just gets better and better with age.

It is the most widely sold Lamborghini, with over 14,000 produced, and is named after a historic breed of fighting-bull.

Under €70k

2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, €64,265

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Alfa’s first ever SUV is racking up some impressive sales figures across Europe, and for good reason too – it is one of the more exciting SUVs to drive.

The Stelvio  is built on the same chassis as the Giulia saloon (read our review here) and boasts 50/50 weight distribution. This model has all-wheel drive too.

It is also one of the safest cars in its class and performed very well in the adult occupant protection Euro NCAP tests, with score of 97 per cent. Only a handful of cars have scored 97 per cent or higher for adult protection.

Under €60k

2015 Maserati Ghibli, €52,950

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The Maserati Ghibli brings some much needed Italian style and flair to the executive saloon segment. This hot Italian, aptly named after a hot Saharan wind, has a sleek body with sporty contours and the 3.0-litre diesel engine provides plenty of performance while still retaining reasonably low fuel consumption figures.

Under €50k

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, €44,845

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This Alfa Romeo Giulia comes in top-of-the-range Super Lux trim. It is a very handsome looking junior executive saloon and its drama-free design belies its sustenance – under its bonnet is a powerful 2.0-litre petrol engine which delivers 200hp and 330Nm of torque.

Under €40k

2017 Fiat 124 Spider, €35,795

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The new Fiat 124 Spider combines Italian glamour and classic sports car design. It has head-turning good looks, offers great handling, is powered by a mellifluous 1.4 litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and is brimming with character.

It is full of the Italian passion for driving… even if its underpinnings are Japanese.

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Melanie May  / http://www.melaniemay.com

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