Pinocchio, a cultural icon in Italian literature. Fictional character and the protagonist of the children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883), Pinocchio was written by Italian writer Carlo Collodi of Florence, Tuscany.

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

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


Cultural insight: The name Pinocchio is a combination of the Italian words pino (pine), and occhio (eye); Pino is also an abbreviation of Giuseppino, the diminutive for Giuseppe (the Italian form of Joseph); one of the men who greatly influenced Collodi in his youth was Giuseppe Aiazzi, a prominent Italian manuscript specialist who supervised Collodi at the Libreria Piatti bookshop in Florence. Geppetto, the name of Pinocchio's creator and “father,” is the diminutive for Geppo, the Tuscan pronunciation of ceppo, meaning a log, stump, block, stock or stub.


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

Pinocchio Gift Set

  • "Pinocchio" gift tube pasta: 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.