Once again, Scribo takes us to the roots of the city of Bologna! The history of Bologna in the Middle Ages and Renaissance is full of significant events that helped shaping the city and its culture. There are many architectural monuments that tell the rich history of Bologna from these historical periods: the towers of Bologna, the Valverde cistern, and the Neptune fountain are three important monuments in our city, located in different places but intertwined by some historical connections.
The Scribo La Dotta Turrita, Valverde and Al Zigant are thus a tribute to the history of our city and some of its most significant monuments from the medieval/renaissance ages.
The Valverde cistern, on the other hand, is a work of hydraulic engineering built in the 16th century. It was built to supply water to the city. The connection between the towers and the cistern, although indirect, is very significant. The towers, a symbol of wealth and power of the city, made the construction of the cistern possible, and this helped improving the lives of the citizens.
The Valverde cistern and the Neptune fountain, on the other hand, are linked by a more direct connection. The cistern collected water from the Valverde area, which was then used to feed the Neptune Fountain.
The Neptune Fountain is one of the most famous monuments in Bologna and it was built in the 16th century to celebrate the power of the city. The famous fountain has been given an affectionate and ironic nickname in the dialect of Bologna by the Bolognese people, “Al Zigant” (the Giant), and it is meant to emphasize its size and impact on the city. This nickname is due to the large size of the statue, which is 3.2 meters tall and weighs 28 tons.
Only 219 copies will be made of each colour.
The nib is available in 18 kt gold or a 14 kt flex nib.The fountain pen fills with a piston filling mechanism.
The Scribo La Dotta is accompanied by a genuine leather and cotton handmade soft pouch that will protect up to two writing instruments. In the side pocket is a cloth to keep your fountain pens clean. A precious and modern packaging to always carry with you your favourite writing instruments.
Scribo is a young Italian brand with a long history behind it. The Scribo project started on the same day the glorious history of Omas, a historic Bolognese company that has become a cult in the world of fountain pens’ collectors, ended. With Scribo, acronym for Scrittura Bolognese, the brand ideally take the baton so that handwriting, as an ancient art retrieval story, can be pursued.