The resin of the Gioia Fiamma was inspired by the Lampadedromia Neapolitana Half Marathon, the oldest sporting event in the shadow of Vesuvius (5th BC). It was a relay race with torches and took place in honor of the mythological mermaid Partenope. After centuries, it was finally revived in 2016. Nowadays, it starts at the acropolis of Cumae (the first ancient Greek colony on the mainland of Italy, founded in 8th BC) and ends in front of the Castel dell'Ovo, where - according to tradition and mythology - the mermaid Partenope died.
Partenope can be used with a converter or with cartridges AND can be converter to a rollerball pen, with the included extra section.
From an idea of Fabio Cervasio and the collaboration of great master craftsmen with twenty years of experience in the pen production sector, "GIOIA writing emotion" was born with Neapolitan genius and imagination. As early as 2014, Gioia Pen Italia's technical laboratory and artisan workshop began on commissions for well-known Italian, international and institutional brands, to design and produce wonderful writing instruments. Gioia Pen Italia produces fountain pens, rollerballs and ballpoint pens with rigorous quality controls, hand turned from bars full of resins produced in Italy, ebonite, celluloid etc., with the aid of mechanisms, nibs and refills recognized throughout the world. Finally, in 2020, Gioia Pen Italia has decided to get the attention of the whole world.
Gioia means Joy in Italian and is pronounced 'Joya'