Bulgari Retrospective at Palazzo delle Esposizioni
The beautiful people were out in full force as Bulgari held the press opening of its exhibit “Between eternity and history” 1884-2009: 125 years of Italian jewels at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni. The show will open to the public on Friday and runs through the end of September. Bulgari is a Roman institution, as the family started the company here, with its first store on the via Sistina. They say that diamonds are a girls best friend, and I must say that I’m definitely looking forward to checking out the exhibit. I still remember a Cartier show I saw the Met in New York as a teenager, and I’m sure this will be equally impressive. Plus, I love the Palazzo delle Esposizioni as an exhibition space. The building has an impressive history of its own and was built not too long after the Unification. There was a huge collapse of the roof, a renovation, and another collapse before it finally reopened in 2007 (don’t worry….the roof works now!). Just a tip, the bookstore is amazing and also carries interesting jewelry and design items, the bar is also nice and has a huge terrace. Apparently there’s also free Wi-Fi! This is a rarity in Rome and I haven’t tested it out. Anyone else? Anyway, I’ll be heading over to check out the jewels sometime soon.