The history …..
in 1933 an anonymous Roman craftsman carries out his work in the heart of Rome
after the second world war the quality and skill of the campo marzio bottega becomes well known in Rome
in 1930 Italians are invited by the fascist government to donate their gold to their country to finance their country’s entrance into the war … gold disappears from pens
the problem is solved by Italian craftsmen creating pens with nibs built in murano glass … Campo Marzio has an example of these gems in its collection of vintage pens today
war forces the shop to the Prati neighbourhood and the market is transformed by the ballpoint pen
Campo Marzio survives the industrialization of the 60’s and 70’s
during the 80’s it moves to the Corso Vittorio Emanuele
in the 90’s it moves back to the Via di Campo Marzio joining the great Italian and international fashion brands … their name becomes their ‘brand’ expanding to every corner of the globe
it’s success and uniqueness of concept was recognized on the occasion of the Jubilee of the Roman Church in the Year 2000 producing a special collection of rare and precious fountain pens for the Vatican
the brand represents quality writing instruments, business accessories and leather items with a rare collection of unique fountain pen models collected over many years.
This is a success story, or a story of survival … so interesting yet rather poignant !!
Think exquisite quality, colour, style and a little bit of fun. The shop in the Queen Victoria Building is a find and I have it in my little black book !!