Plates 4


We bought this plate in Bassano del Grappa, a town on the edge of the mountains in the Veneto in Italy. We have quite a number of Italian friends that we have known for many years and often went to Bassano with two of them, Bruno and Enza. The town is famous for the grappa liqueur that you can get there. Grappa is made from the skins, seeds and pulp that is left after grapes are pressed for wine. They always recommended Nardini grappa, which we would drink together in a small bar on the covered wooden bridge that joins the two parts of the town.

The wooden candlestick below the plate is from Tanzania while the rather stern-faced but brightly dressed cloth doll we bought, Mrs T tells me, in Egypt. I thought it was from Pamukkale in Turkey, but she is far more often right on these things than I am πŸ™‚

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6 Responses to Plates 4

  1. Francesca Maria says:

    We have lots of these kind of dishes here in Sicily. I have a friend who has come to Trapani four times and each time she buys two or three of them as souvenirs. Our Sicilian ones in general have a map of Sicily or a picture of the Trinacria.

    • Trifocal says:

      Our friend Bruno came from Sicily and we have stayed with his family there; they live in Siracusa, which I think is a very remarkable city. They once took us for a short visit to Palermo, but we did not get as far west as Trapani I am sorry to say.

  2. Joe says:

    Really beautiful plate, it’s like a piece of art. Grappa is also used as a digestive aid in between the many courses of an Italian meal πŸ˜€

  3. digitalgranny says:


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