When in Rome…BVLGARI between Eternity & History

By | 4 June, 2009

When in Rome…BVLGARI between Eternity & History

Sunday was another sunny day in Rome and decided with my husband Giovanni, to head to the Palazzo delle Esposizioni to attend the exhibition devoted to the Italian Maison Bulgari, one of the leading jewelers in the world.

Rome Bulgari Italy ExhibitionOnce inside we were truly amazed by the jewels on display! I would say thrilled by the amount and the quality of what was shown to us mortals!!! Precious stones of all kinds were just few inches away from my fingers and my neck… huge yellow diamonds, deep green emeralds, dark red ruby and more colorful stones all mounted on platinum & gold!

We x-rayed every single jewel of the Bulgari collection of nearly 500 objects created between 1884 and 2009 divided in 8 monumental galleries and one central stage starting from silver artefacts manufactured by the founder of the firm, Sotirio Bulgari, a Greek silversmith who settled in Rome in 1881.  The Rome exhibition devotes special attention to some of the most eye catching and famous themes of the Bulgari style such as: ancient Roman and Greek coins mounted in jewelery, snake motifs, the so-called Tubogas and the BVLGARI logo used as a decorative element.

Rome Bulgari Rome Museum

An entire section is dedicated to La Dolce Vita and the company’s close ties with Hollywood  cinema industry of the 1950s and 1960s.

We were stunned by the spectacular jewels worn by such great Italian movie superstars as Gina Lollobrigida, Sophia Loren & Anna Magnani. The beauty of the Magnani’s collection could be sum up by her 25 carats ‘Tronbin’ diamond finger!!!

For more breathtaking views & more dreams an entire room is the showcase for the extraordinary Bulgari collection belonging to the great  Elizabeth Taylor: enormous emeralds and sapphires in magnificent diamond surrounds characterize the celebrated jewels of her love story with Richard Burton, started in Rome during the filming of Cleopatra.

Rome Open Air Roof Restaurant

After a couple of hours of strolling around women’s best friend and companions we decided to take a look at the newly open Colonna Rooftop Bar & Restaurant.

Again we were impressed by the quality of the offer & the attention to design which really caught our eye. The place is open daily from midday to midnight offering the best of the roman cuisine engineered with a new approach.

All in all another wonderful day in Rome!

Rome Wine & Food

Useful Websites: www.palazzoesposizioni.it www.opencolonna.it

Ciao from Rome!

Nancy Aiello

www.NancyAielloTours.com

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