Pelikan Navona

Piazza Navona

This is part of Pelikan's "Cities Series" and rather than hold the name of a single city, this pen is of a particular piazza in Rome. Because 2005 was the year of a group trip, and we were planning to all meet at the Piazza Navona, when this pen came along, even my wife said "it was a sign".

The pen was only available in three sizes of nibs: fine, medium and broad. I placed a special order for my pen through the folks at Vancouver Pen to get the broad nib. It was worth the wait.

Pelikan Piazza Navona

I had read about the size, and being smaller than the M800 I was worried. But I tried one of the other Cities Series and was of the view it would be fine. I can write with the pen, but I do find it a bit on the small size with the M800 being the best size for my hand. While there are some regrets, every time write with it, the nib creates a writing experience that puts those thoughts aside.

For some, the fact that the cap has a different tone than the body may cause concern, I think the variance adds more visual appeal to the pen. Almost every year we travel to Rome, and every trip I walk through the Piazza Navona. The two tones is totally appropriate to the range of colour tones in the Piazza.

Would I buy another in the Cities Series, probably not due to the size; would I part with my Navona - no way.

M600 total length 134 mm (M800 142 mm), Barrel Length103 mm (M800 105 mm), Cap length 62 mm (M800 67 mm), Barrel Width 124.4 mm (M800 13 mm).


Pelikan Navona

Pelikan Navona

Cities, limited edition series.