The Partenavia is also affectionately [???] known as the Part Banana. I believe this is in reference to the shape of the lower fuselage, which, if you are somewhat inebriated, may appear slightly banana shaped.
The Partenavia has a reputation as a fairly easy to fly twin, and is therefore popular as an initial twin trainer. Obviously, like any twin [or any aircraft for that matter] the P68 can and will "bite" if abused.