Pulcinella is a classical character that originated in the Commedia dell'Arte of the 17th century and became a stock character in Neapolitan puppetry.


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

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


Cultural insight: Pulcinella is one of the most famous "masks" in the Italian Commedia. Traditionally made of leather, Pulcinella's mask is either black or dark brown, to imply weathering from the sun. His nose varies, but is always the most prominent feature of the mask by far. Pulcinella's versatility in status and attitude has captivated audiences worldwide and kept the character popular in countless forms. He was raised by two "fathers", Maccus and Bucco. Maccus is described as being witty, sarcastic, rude, and cruel, while Bucco is a nervous thief who is as silly as he is full of himself. This duality manifested itself in both the way Pulcinella is shaped and the way he acts. Due to this duality of paternal lineage, Pulcinella can be portrayed as either a servant or master, depending on the scenario.


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

Pulcinella Gift Set

  • Pulcinella 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.