Before a recent visit to Via Napoli in Epcot for a pizza, my husband and I had a few spare minutes before our Advance Dining Reservation. We decided to spend that extra time in La Bottega Italiana, one of the Italy Pavilion’s shops, where I happened upon some fun kitchen gear and other Italia-themed merchandise.
It had been a while since I’d popped in this particular store, so I’m not sure how long these have been around, but what stood out to me right away was this fun apron featuring Mickey formed out of various pasta shapes.
Mickey and Minnie are both accessorized with farfalle (or bow-tie pasta – ha!) on potholders and dish towels.
The same design is also in place on a travel mug.
Similar items focus on the decorative Italia script.
And this cutting board has a few added bonuses: a map of Italy, along with Mickey and Minnie taking it all in by way of a gondola.
I am seriously considering hiring somebody whose entire job will be to come with me to Disney World and remind me that the last thing I need is another mug.
Because when I see one I like this much I completely forget the ever-growing collection of Disney mugs I already have at home.
Anyone else have this issue? Are mugs your vice, or maybe something else? Please tell me I’m not alone.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this little tour of some items you can take home from Epcot for your own Italian kitchen! Until next time, Alla Salute!
AND Buon Appetito…
… from Epcot’s Italy!
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