Ferrari cars on streets of Rome
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Ferrari exhibition on streets of Rome highlights Italian design flair

13 September 2012 Last updated at 00:40 BST

The Italian economy continues to slide deeper into trouble. It was announced earlier this week that it had shrunk by nearly one percent, slightly more than expected.

But many of the country's manufacturers continue to have a healthy reputation around the world for style and craftsmanship.

And as Alan Johnston reports, the busy streets of Rome have been playing host to an exhibition of Ferraris, aimed at highlighting some of that Italian design flair.