Bassano del Grappa had some great shops, but I think this was my favorite: A GARLIC store!
Brad worked hard at convincing me it might be a problem to try to get one of these braids into California (although I thought since they were dried, it would be possible), but I really didn't want the scent to garlic and pepperocino on all my clothes, and I did have that matarello to pack!)
The braids weren't the only items to lust over. There were lots of beautiful jars!
The cipolini onions were beautiful!
I bought nothing, but had a great visit with the guy in the shop, and lovely visions of making a jar of those pickled pepperocini some day in the future!