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La Targa

Posted on Nov 4, 2009 | 5 comments

Targa is the Italian word for license plate, so you’ll see how it’s appropriate. I saw this Fiat 500 on via dei Fori Imperiali, looking all sad and lonely. I’ve got to say that I love the old license plates here and also loved the beautiful burnt orange color of the car (very autumnal) and the cracked paint that revealed rust. Going around to the front of the car revealed a clue as to why it was sitting there all solitary. A note on the windshield stated “Macchina Rotta” (“Broken Car”).


  1. This is such a cute and colorful Bambino!:-)
    I love these new small Fiat cars too.
    But we do not have so nice number plates as in Rome!
    Thanks for sharing!:-)

  2. You caught a real italian icon and the perfect license plate. Outstanding colour indeed, never seen one like this before. It's a pity that we no longer have those plates (only Rome had the complete name, the other towns had two letters, like: MN for Mantova, VR for Verona, Ve for Venezia and so on).
    Bellissima foto Jessica!

  3. beautiful!

  4. Great orange FIAT 500 foto! Vogen Poet at Livorno Daily photo has posted a red, green and yellow FIAT 500! Love 'em!

  5. Valeria – I think the new plates for Rome just say RM if I'm not mistaken. I've never seen one this color either, but the funny thing is that a few days after I took this I saw another!

    Leif – I'll have to go check it out. These old Fiats are everywhere.

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