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LA DOTTA Valverde

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The Valverde cistern, on the other hand, is a work of hydraulic engineering built in the 16th century and it was built to supply water to the city.


Nibs guide

The heart of every SCRIBO fountain pen is the nib and we do it in gold; every nib is assembled together with ebonite feeders only, to get the best available handwriting performance; our nibs, in either the classic 18-carat alloy or the special Extra-Flexible 14-carat alloy, grant elasticity, mechanical memory and softness that highlights every fountain pen writing quality.

In particular, SCRIBO Extra-Flexible nib, a real jewel for handwriting, reached the highest hand-writing performance thanks to the continuous technical improvements that have been made during our previous experience.

Our Extra Extra Fine nib, with a line width of around 0.3 / 0.4 mm, is perfect for those who love extremely thin and rigorous writing.
Our Extra Fine nib, with a line width of around 0.5 / 0.6 mm, is suitable for those who love a very thin and precise writing.
For those who prefer a thin and strong writing, our Fine nib is the most suitable choice, with its line width of around 0.7 / 0.8 mm.
Our Medium nib, with a line width of around 0.9 / 1.0 mm, is perfect for those who love medium-sized writing with a strong and precise flow.
Our Broad nib, with a line width of about 1.1 / 1.2 mm, offers a fluid and abundant writing, ideal if you prefer a thicker writing.
Our BB nib provides a writing line of 1.3/1.4 mm and is an excellent alternative for those who like a broad, steady line.
Our special triple B nib, with a line width of about 1.7/1.8 mm, is very generous with ink and capable of leaving a well-marked and visible mark.
Our special Stub nib has a very wide tip and the bottom is cut into a cylinder section. It shows a considerable variation in the line width thickness between the vertical writing, of about 1.1 mm, and the horizontal one of about of 0.4/0.3 mm.
This special nib is cut at 52 degree on the tip to offer a wide, soft and precise writing surface. When used with the 52° inclination, the nib offers incredible uniformity in writing width, similar to a Broad. The more the nib is raised to the vertical, the finer the writing width becomes.
Our Extra Fine Flex nib offers an excellent variety of writing widths: from 0.5/0.6 mm at closed tips, up to 1.8 mm at open tips.
The line variation of our Flex Fine nib starts from 0.7/0.8 mm at closed tips and reach 2.0 mm at open tips.
Our Flexible Medium nib, with a writing width of 0.9/1.0 mm at closed tips, reaches 2.2 mm at open tips.
Our Broad Flex nib offers an excellent variety of writing widths: from 1.1/1.2 mm at closed tips, up to 2.5 mm at open tips.
Choose your nib Nibs guide
EEF 18kt gold nib
EF 18kt gold nib
F 18kt gold nib
B 18kt gold nib
BB 18kt gold nib
BBB 18kt gold nib
Stub 18kt gold nib
Flexible EF 14kt gold nib
Flexible F 14kt gold nib
Flexible M 14kt gold nib


LA DOTTA Valverde

The history of Bologna in the Middle Ages and Renaissance is full of significant events that helped shaping the city and its culture.

There are many architectural monuments that tell the rich history of Bologna from these historical periods: the towers of Bologna, the Valverde cistern, and the Neptune fountain are three important monuments in our city, located in different places but intertwined by some historical connections.

In the early Middle Ages, between the 11th and 13th centuries, dozens of towers were built in Bologna, reaching more than 100. Bologna, at that time, appeared as a veritable “selva turrita”, a wild turreted city, like a modern-day Manhattan, but older by almost a millennium.

The Valverde cistern, on the other hand, is a work of hydraulic engineering built in the 16th century. It was built to supply water to the city. The connection between the towers and the cistern, although indirect, is very significant. The towers, a symbol of wealth and power of the city, made the construction of the cistern possible, and this helped improving the lives of the citizens.

The Valverde cistern and the Neptune fountain, on the other hand, are linked by a more direct connection. The cistern collected water from the Valverde area, which was then used to feed the Neptune Fountain.

The Neptune Fountain is one of the most famous monuments in Bologna and it was built in the 16th century to celebrate the power of the city. The famous fountain has been given an affectionate and ironic nickname in the dialect of Bologna by the Bolognese people, “Al Zigant” (the Giant), and it is meant to emphasize its size and impact on the city. This nickname is due to the large size of the statue, which is 3.2 meters tall and weighs 28 tons.

LA DOTTA Turrita, Valverde and Al Zigant are thus a tribute to the history of our city and some of its most significant monuments from the medieval/renaissance ages.

Additional information

Technical sheet

Product features:
– Rounded shape with emphasis
– Color:
Reddish diamond cast resin “Turrita”
Greenish/orange diamond cast resin “Valverde”
Blue/orange diamond cast resin “Al Zigant”
– Cap, barrel, knob and nib-holder handmade in resin
– Clip and metal components with ruthenium trim (Turrita and Al Zigant) and with yellow gold trim (Valverde)
– Length: 148 mm. – maximum diameter: 16,75 mm.
– Exclusive SCRIBO nib made in 18 carat gold or in Flexible 14 carat gold
– Available sizes for 18 carat nib: Extra Extra Fine, Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, BB, BBB and Stub
– Available sizes for 14 carat Flex nib: Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad
– Ebonite feeder ø 6,50 with 2 capillaries
– Loading capacity: 1,42 ml
– Collection packaging made in natural leather and cotton
– Limited production of 219 pieces per colour