Within days of learning that Montegrappa pens have continued their career on the large screen and the small, with the appearance of the Brain Pen in Bulgaria’s The Fourth Power, we are proud to reveal that a number of Montegrappa pens played parts in a major Italian TV series.
Called Rossella, it is period drama set in Genoa from the end of the 1800s until the early part of the 1900s. The main character is a beautiful young girl named Rossella Andrei (played by Gabriella Pession) from a very wealthy family of high social class, who meets meets a journalist named Giuliano Sallustio (Giuseppe Zeno) and falls in love with him at first sight. Despite her father’s attempt to break up the couple, Rossella elopes with Giuliano, also hoping to avoid an arranged marriage. She is rejected by her father, creating a tense atmosphere for a family in high society, for her actions are considered a great disgrace.
In 2011, the first series was broadcast on channel RAI 1 to much acclaim, for it has evolved into a drama about the empowerment of women in the era of the Suffragettes. Montegrappa writing implements were employed in the second series, which was broadcast in October 2013 on channel RAI 1.
Since 1912, Montegrappa has been manufacturing high-quality writing instruments in the same historic building in Bassano del Grappa, North East Italy.