The lawyer loved and frequented the Costa Smeralda; the family of his wife, Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto, is one of the founders of the Costa Smeralda; he is a friend of Prince Karim Aga Khan, founder of the Costa Smeralda, and even before that of his father, Ali Khan, and of Aga Khan’s grandmother, Teresa Magliano from Turin. Dinner is consumed at the lawyer’s table and, as a digestive, two coffees, two vodkas, one grappa, for a bill of 16,200 lire “.
Gianni Agnelli, born in Giovanni Agnelli (Turin, 12 March 1921 – Turin, 24 January 2003), was an Italian businessman and politician, main shareholder and top administrator of FIAT, senator for life, as well as officer of the Royal Army. He was also known as “the lawyer" because of his educational qualification, a degree in law, even if, having never taken the qualifying examination for the legal profession, the title did not belong to him.  He was the mayor of Villar Perosa for many years. Son of Edoardo Agnelli and Virginia Bourbon of Monte dei Principi di San Faustino, he was the second of the couple’s seven children.
He was educated according to a high-bourgeois model with frequent frequentations in the world of the aristocracy, favored by the link with the princes of Piedmont, in the canons of rigid formalism of the costume of the time, which wanted the children of higher-ranking families entrusted to the care of foreign governesses. and private tutors, albeit at times nonconformist and of intellectual prestige such as Franco Antonicelli.
The lawyer, as he was commonly called, loved Sardinia and the Costa Smeralda very much, in particular with important roles in the YCCS both for the first Italian challenge at the America’s Cup and with Destriero, still holder of the Blue Ribbon. He legendary his boats flaunted both in Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo one above all the AGNETA.