It was 1919, the year the treaty of Versailles was signed. Italy, marked by a post-war crisis, bubbled with great hopes for recovery. In Torino, the first steps down a long road were taken with the birth of Aurora and the creation of the first true Italian fountain pen. A textile merchant saw the crystallization of a dream he had long meditated and planned. Now the Aurora trademark represents designs and materials which are tangible examples of the most refined pens made in Italy.