Cappello Romano is also known as ‘Saturno,’ because its shape is similar to the planet Saturn. It has a shallow rounded crown and wide circular brim. Depending upon the season, Cappello Romano can be made from materials such as felt, beaver fur, or even straw.
Cappello Romano is a component of the traditional clergy attire in many countries. There is a silk lining for wearing comfort. The hat has lost its popularity over time but is still part of many ceremonial events.
The colors and decorations define the seniority of the official wearing it. The Pope wears the red hat with golden cords, while the cardinals and clerics wear the black Cappello. The cardinal Cappello can have a scarlet lining and red or golden cord.