What is my favorite kind of store in Italy? Furla? NO, that would come in third! First is a KITCHEN shop!, second is a supermarket, and then I can browse at accessories!
I did buy some clothing and bags in Bologna, but my real treasures are small:
rosemary honey, fig marmellata, caramelized figs with balsamico, and sabba (cooked wine syrup)
A precious bottle of Balsamico di Modena aged in cherry wood:
Cookie cutters for cookies that sit on the edge of a glass or cup!
Panna cotta molds and shiny gold espresso cups:
COOKBOOKS!: One from our cooking class with Rafaella and Francesca, 2 that were gifts from Andrea (I have been cooking AMAZING recipes already!) There is an Emilia-Romagna cookbook, and DVDs from two sisters on "Everything with a Rolling pin: pastas, crusts, etc., and a gift of an Umbrian cookbook from Judith!