The design on the printed lambskin featured in this line is full of colorful and fragrant flowers which immediately calls to mind a picturesque “square” or piazza near Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy called Campo dei Fiori. In English this literally means a field of flowers. In the Roman dialect, the name of the piazza is written as Campo de’ Fiori.
Once known for being a peaceful and undisturbed meadow, this place has transformed over the centuries into a flouishing and fun market. Every morning, except on Sundays, you can find a varying selection of stalls selling all kinds of fruit, seasonal vegetables, traditional cheeses and proscuitto, small household items, and yes …. fresh flowers. Though for a small period of time it was know for the public executions which were held there, it has become quite representative of the fun, clever and passionate personality of the Romans themselves. The square has always remained a focus for commercial and street culture during the day: in fact the surrounding streets are named for antique trades and traditions —Via dei Balestrari (crossbow-makers), Via dei Baullari (coffer-makers), Via dei Cappellari (hat-makers), Via dei Chiavari (key-makers) and Via dei Giubbonari (tailors). And at night, it is filled with pubs and a lively nightlife.
The line of Campo dei Fiori calls attention to the delicate floral pattern on the leather bags, making them a delightful and carefree memory of Italy.
-> Did you know in Italy … that when they want to say good luck they say “in bocca al lupo” ?
In bocca al lupo means in the wolf’s mouth – so when some wishes someone else good luck, the typical Italian response is “crepi il lupo” – or rather – let’s hope that the wolf dies. In otherwords if the wolf dies it implies that the obstical was overcome.