This limited edition Visconti Portofino fountain pen takes its inspiration from sailing and the beautiful small village and harbor of Portofino, Italy. The pen celebrates a nice Italian sea place as well as the passion for the sea and its sports, most of all sailing.
Italy has over 4,660 miles of beautiful coastlines with historical sea places. Portofino is a beautiful small village and harbor in Liguria, in the north coast of Mediterranean Sea. It is a trendy sea place where fashion and high-end shops meet boats and sea gears. Several important sailing regattas take place in Portofino. The culture of sea also comes from ancient times. The Roman Empire used to call the Mediterranean Sea as “Mare Nostrum”. Many sea explorers were Italian, including Amerigo Vespucci, Cristoforo Colombo, and Da Verrazzano.
Visconti has always combined its style creativity, the taste for color and the attention to the details, the use of unusual materials, which are part of Visconti’s high-end traditional craftsmanship. The pens stand as a sign of Visconti’s capabilities as well as of the owner’s personality. The Portofino pen has a screw closing system which makes it very easy to open and close.
This pen aims to recall the luxury feelings of Italian vintage boats: by use of typical nautical materials such as stainless steel and teak wood. The wood body is enriched with a thin metallic frame which has lacquered details, while the cap is decorated with two metal rings and enamel. The rose gold-plated clip is unique to Visconti and reveals the origin of the brand as it takes inspiration from the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) in Florence.
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