Arlecchino, or Harlequin, is the best-known of the comic servant characters from the Italian Commedia dell'Arte, traditionally believed to have been introduced in the late 16th century.


Bring a little piece of Italian culture to the table with this gorgeous Ribbon & Wicker gift set containing:

  • Arlecchino" pasta tube (500g) Primitivo 2018 Natale Verga (750ml, 13%) red wine


Cultural insight: Arlecchino is characterized by his renowned chequered costume, he is light-hearted, nimble, and astute servant in love with Colombina (character also available in a gift set). The Harlequin is often acting to thwart the plans of his master, and pursuing his own love interest, Colombina, with wit and resourcefulness, often competing with the sterner and melancholic Pierrot, Colombina's husband. He later develops into a prototype of the romantic hero. Harlequin inherits his physical agility and his trickster qualities, as well as his name, from a mischievous "devil" character in medieval passion plays.


Legal note: you must be 18 years old or over to purchase this item.

Arlecchino Gift Set

  • Arlecchino gift tube pasta (500g): durum wheat semolina, water. May contain traces of egg, soy, celery and squid ink (mollusc). 
  • Primitivo 2018 Natale Verga (750ml, 13%, red): The southern part of Italy is home to Primitivo, a grape now more commonly known elsewhere as Zinfandel. This example is from vineyards in the provinces of Brindisi and Taranto, in the south-eastern part of Puglia, the 'heel' of Italy's 'boot'. An approachable, medium-bodied wine full of sunny red berry flavour and subtle hints of prune and violet on the nose. Smooth, drying tannins mingle with the rounded, juicy fruit. Drink with pasta cooked with your favourite tomato-based sauces.