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A Tenessee-flavoured taste of Villa d’Este for your coffee table

To coincide with the exhibition of the same name opening next week at the Frist Center in Nashville, Tenessee, a new book entitled ‘Bellissima!’ presents a series of Italian post-war visionaries – some of which have previously graced the Villa d’Este concours lawns…

Lake Como alumni

We previewed the Frist Center’s forthcoming ‘Bellissima!’ exhibition as early as last year, when it was first revealed that 22 cars and motorcycles would be gathered in the Tennessee museum to celebrate the post-War Italian automotive renaissance. Among the exhibits will be icons such as the Ferrari 250 GTO and Lamborghini Miura, oddities such at the Chrysler Ghia Gilda and Lancia Stratos Zero concepts, and rarities such as a Cisitalia 202 SC and an Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S by Pinin Farina – the latter a previous prize-winner at Villa d’Este. With the exhibition opening next week, Rizzoli has now revealed an accompanying book co-authored by the curator Ken Gross, also the former director of the Petersen Automotive Museum. For further information, visit the Rizzoli USA website.

Photos: Rizzoli Publishing

On 21 and 22 May 2016, the glitterati of the international classic car scene convenes on the shores of Lake Como once again for the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza. Classic Driver will be reporting live from the event in partnership with A. Lange & Söhne, the official watch partner of the world-class automotive beauty pageant.