bar 500 Wine Bar & Restaurant in Cortona Tuscany

Bar 500, Wine Bar & Coffee Shop

Via Nazionale, 44/46 Cortona
Arezzo 52044 - Italy

Fiat 500

Our restaurant is dedicated to the one and only Fiat 500, a definitive symbol of Italy in the 60's, the cinquecento was born to meet the needs of an affordable car for everyone and to fill the gap for a more comfortable form of transport, replacing that other great italian creation the scooter. Although the early models were minimal, the car was engineered to be both comfortable, easy to drive and reliable.

It was officially presented in July 1957 with a 479 cc engine, developing 13bhp, whilst the launch of the vehicle was not initially successful due to its basic interior and finish, subsequent improved models and a highly sophisticated marketing campaign helped create the foundation for its future popularity. In subsequent years the Cinquecento became symbolic for Italy during this economic boom.