I had breakfast in Madrid and felt like I was having breakfast at Tiffany’s, except New York wasn’t the background nor Tiffany the label behind this legendary  jewelry line.

It was an espresso visit to The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, exhibiting  Bulgari and Rome,  a luxurious experience  that looks at how the art and architecture of ancient and modern Rome have been a source of inspiration to the designers of this firm of Italian jewellers throughout its history.

Founded in Rome in 1884, since its outset Bulgari has made use of the city’s most characteristic features as the guiding symbolic and artistic thread of its creations.

For decades the Colosseum, the Piazza San Pietro, the Spanish Steps, the fountains in the Piazza Navona and the Pantheon have given form to necklaces, bracelets, earrings and brooches made in gold or platinum and precious stones of every colour: cabochon cut gems that reproduce the typical domes of the Roman skyline; geometrical designs that reflect the pure lines of the ruins; and glints of gold that recall Baroque volutes are among the details that reveal Bulgari’s homage to the Eternal City.

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