An Italian Tablescape
The tablescapes of the Italian tavola can be as rustic as a rural casa colonica or as refined as a Renaissance villa. The evocative colors, textures and patterns of Italian linens are the artistic canvas for the diverse styles of Italian place settings that range from the ceramics of Gubbio, Deruta and Montelupo to the elegant designs of Arte Italica. Known for both functionality and beauty, Italian linens have an extraordinary variety and depth of color that is unequalled. The most famous centers for weavers were Florence, Siena and Anghiari in Tuscany and Montefalco in Umbria.
Umbrian linens share tables with wine glasses of Sagrantino as hand-made ceramic espresso cups and coffee mugs of Italian Maiolica (also known as “majolica”), with the characteristically unique designs of Umbrian ceramics, bring your meal to a perfect ending.