The Italian landscape changed in the years following the Second World War. There were modern buildings, roads and bridges. Everything suggested a new Italy, one looking to the future and ready to make a place for itself among the great world powers. Eni contributed to this change and played a fundamental role in Italy's reconstruction. Enormous systems were designed for gas pipelines to cross rivers, creating one of the most extensive networks in the world. There were also new service stations, redesigned to include motels and rest areas. The derricks in the Po Valley and Sicily pointed to a country being reborn and rapidly gaining power. In the 1950s and 1960s, the six-legged dog was prevalent on the Italian landscape, showing off the Brand's style and contributing to the collective feeling of modernity. In the second half of the 1950s, photographer Federico Patellani, who is famous for his shots of the dolce vita in Rome, was hired to produce a photographic series on the Italian service stations. The more than XXX shots he took across Italy, in Aosta, Catania, Rome, Cagliari, Pizzo Calabro and Genoa, do not just capture the differences among the various stations, but they also show a country looking towards the future with optimism.