Indagare Insider: Fabio Salini

Fabio Salini is one of Rome’s premier jewelers, crafting exceptional pieces that are both opulent and contemporary. He brilliantly plays with lavish materials and textures like coral, rose gold, colored diamonds and leather to create visionary pieces that have decorated international royalty and celebrities. Having started his career at the haute jewelry houses of Cartier and Bulgari, Salini now showcases his designs at his own atelier on Rome’s Via de Monserrato, which is open exclusively by appointment only. Here, he talks to Indagare about his favorite places to dine in Rome and Sicily, his most transformative trip and how his travels have inspired his exquisite creations.


What restaurant do you always bring out of towners to in Rome and Sicily? In Rome, Al Moro and La Manna in Noto, Sicily

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] Courtesy Al Moro[/caption]

Which restaurant do you think has the best view? The rooftop restaurant at Hotel Hassler in Rome and I Rizzari in Brucoli, Sicily

Related: Top Tables Rome

Do you have a favorite restaurant for a special occasion?Pierluigi

in Rome and Accursio in Modica, Sicily

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] Courtesy Pierluigi[/caption]

Do you have a favorite restaurant for a casual meal with friends? Settimio al Pellegrino in Rome and il Dammuso in Noto, Sicily

Related: Q&A with Rome Culinary Expert Katie Parla

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] Courtesy Dammuso[/caption]

Do you have a favorite store to pick up special gifts? Sturni Antiques in Rome and Il Mobile della Nonna in Rosolini, Sicily

Do you have a favorite walk or neighborhood to browse? Aventino and Giardino degli Aranci in Rome and Riserva di Vendicari, Sicily

Related: Indagare Picks: Rome

Galleria Borghese

in Rome and Museo Archeologico Regionale in Siracusa, Sicily

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] Courtesy Villa Borghese[/caption]

Do you have a secret treasure or lesser known favorite activity or site where you send friends? Planetario in Rome (temporarily closed for renovations) and Isola di Mozia in Sicily

Name a favorite city (where you do not live) and describe a perfect day there. In London, I would eat lunch at The Wolseley, shop at Alfies antique market, see a musical at night and then dine at Dean Street Townhouse restaurant for dinner.

Related: Upon Arrival: London.

Name three destinations on your travel wishlist.Namibia

, Argentina, Japan during cherry blossom season

Name a destination that surprised you and tell us wh


Lençois Maranhenses, Brazil. The blue-hued freshwater pools set in the white sand dunes are really unforgettable.

What is always in your carry-on bag? ViBi sisters' slippers from Venice

What is your favorite hotel for an escape? La Scalinatella, Capri

Related: Indagare Matchmaker: Italian Beach Destinations.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] Courtesy La Scalinatella[/caption]

What is your favorite market you have visited in your travels? Fruit Market in Tel-Aviv

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] Fruit Market, Tel Aviv[/caption]

What trip has changed your perspective? Rajasthan, India, a deeply spiritual region.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] Courtesy Dar Ahlam[/caption]

How have your travels influenced your brand? My travels have inspired my creativity in my work through the colors, habits, culture and landscape present in the places I have visited.

What is your favorite long weekend getaway? My country house in Noto, Sicily

Related: Sicily: Six to Know.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] Noto, Sicily[/caption]

What thrills you more: works of nature or works of man? Works of nature

What is your favorite travel ritual? I like to seek out the best local food; it's a good way to understand a country’s culture.

Related: Indagare Insider interviews with Ali Zweben and Candace Nelson

Published onFebruary 16, 2017

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