A variety of gourds have been created to pay homage to the Italian passion for the harvest. The pumpkin, or "zucca" as the Venetians called it, was one of the first fruits and vegetables harvested in the fifth century in Italy. It remains an important part of Italian culinary markets today. Handmade in Veneto from Italian stoneware. Microwave, oven, freezer, and dishwasher safe.