Miniskirts and parkas are the must-haves for the Mini meeting.

If you loved the mood of the original version of “The Italian Job“—the film shot in 1969 starring Michael Caine—then this weekend is the perfect time to immerse yourself in a beautiful 60s retro sensation. So pack your suitcase and head towards Tuscany, where you will begin your adventure in pure 60s style.

Miniskirts inspired by Mary Quant are the must-have for her; they have to be A-line, preferably printed, and with decorative buttons. If you prefer to wear a dress, it needs to have a preppy touch. Whether it’s tunics or capris, their cuts should be clean and minimal, almost geometric. For him, the style icons are the bad boys from the Mod subculture. These can easily be imitated with parkas, slim pants and blazers, printed t-shirts and checked shirts.

If the film itself was set in Turin’s narrow roads, this time, it’s all about Tuscany. From May 16 to 19, the marvelous Val d’Orcia hills and Florentine squares will be literally invaded by an army of thousands of Minis, both vintage and new. The IMM, International Mini Meeting, is a meeting that takes place every year, uniting the world’s most passionate fans of this British iconic car. The schedule is filled with trips and cavalcades (the classic parade) spread around Pisa, Siena and Florence. An event not to be missed!

Colorful Minis straight from the 60s, original or ‘altered’, astonishingly, to become campers, limos, hummers or cabrios. Your look should be no less stunning.


Above: image by Geoff Wilkinson / Rex Features

Italy’s Wonders: Join us on our weekends wandering around marvelous Italy, to celebrate the country where started its adventure in 2000. Bon voyage!