If you’ve caught the travel bug with nowhere to go (fingers crossed for 2021!), this may just be the book for you. Coming from one of the most storied purveyors of luxury and style, Bvlgari’s Bvlgari Roma: Travel Tales for Beauty Lovers is a one-of-a-kind guide to the city of Rome that connects some of the city’s most iconic landmarks with the timeless Bvlgari designs that have inspired it.
Drawing from the jewellery house's deep roots in Rome since its founding in 1884, iconic pieces such as the B-zero1 ring was inspired by the Colosseum, and likewise the reccurent octagonal geometries watch dail are a nod to the coffered ceiling of the Basilica of Maxentius.
In addition to a guide to the landmarks and monuments, the narration is further enriched by short stories from some of the best-known Roman authors from the world of contemporary Italian literature, as well as fashion and cultural figures linked to the city, such as Anna Della Russo, Lily Aldridge, Roberto Rossellini, Boy George, Ennio Morricone and Francesco Vezzoli, making for an ideal guide for lovers and visitors of Rome with a sophisticated palette.
As editor and artistic director Jan Králiĉek states in the Preface: “You will understand how and why the curves of a building are mirrored in a necklace, and how the detail of a mythical painting unfolds into the story of an iconic bracelet or how the dyadic character of a building can be reflected in something as intimate and subtle as a ring”