Friday, August 21, 2015

Join or renew your Dante membership at the Festival Italiano and be in to win!

Renew your Dante membership for 2015-16 at the Dante stand on the day of Festival Italiano (27 September in Newmarket) and be in to win this traditional Italian Maiolica ceramic jug, offered by Dream of Italy.
The giveaway will also be open to new members joining at the Festival. 



The legend of the Rooster jug goes goes back to Renaissance Florence, when the two dominant political families, The Medici and The Pazzi, were in the midst of a serious power struggle. The Pazzi clan sent an assassin to murder the Medici, however the crowing of a rooster alerted guards and the plot was thwarted. Since then, “Il Buon Gallo” or “Good Rooster” has become a symbol of luck, abundance and prosperity.


Today the Rooster jug is an iconic everyday household item that is commonly found in village and country houses mostly in Emilia Romagna, Toscana, Umbria and Marche. It is mostly used for the house wine, but can be used for chilled water and other drinks.

Dream of Italy is one of our Businesses Friends of the Dante Auckland and has been coming to the Festival Italiano for many years now. They will be attending again this year so look our for their stall! 

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