Have to laugh, as when we bought our 89 Milano new, it didn't take any time for the Italian battery to die on us when we took our first trip with it right after we bought the car. Had to pull it and buy a new US made battery in a gas station in Chinle, AZ. No problems since then.
My opinion has been that, for one, I'm not sure the Italians can make good car batteries, and two, the lazy dealers seem to let them sit too long in a new car without being kept charged, thus they start to fail right away.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6