Delightful Picnics Made Easy with Mercato di Bellina

July is known as National Picnic Month because it's the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors with family, friends, and loved ones. Imagine lounging on a blanket under the summer sun, surrounded by the people you love, and indulging in delicious, high-quality Italian foods. With Mercato di Bellina’s gourmet gift baskets, you can make every picnic a memorable feast. We’ll share practical tips and ideas for an effortless picnic, so you can focus on enjoying your day rather than stressing over the details.

Great Occasions for a Picnic:

Picnics are a versatile activity that can fit into various occasions:

  • Family Activity: Spend quality time with your kids and family, enjoying the fresh air and each other’s company
  • Meeting with Friends: Reconnect with friends in a relaxed, enjoyable setting.
  • Date Ideas: Plan a unique and romantic date with your partner, creating lasting memories.
  • Celebrations: Use picnics to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or any special occasion in a fun and informal way.

Picnic Menu Essentials:

When planning a picnic, convenience and quality are key. Typical items people bring include:

  • Sandwiches: Easy to prepare and transport.
  • Fruits: Refreshing and healthy options like berries, apples, and grapes.
  • Salads: Adding variety and nutrition with pasta, green, and fruit salads.
  • Beverages: Water, juices, and wines to keep everyone hydrated.
  • Snacks: Chips, nuts, and cookies for quick bites.

While traditional picnic essentials are great, why not take your picnic to the next level with a curated selection of gourmet Italian foods? Our ready-made gift baskets offer a hassle-free, delicious, and sophisticated picnic experience. Let’s explore some of our top offerings:

Italian Happy Hour Gift Basket:

Perfect for a relaxed picnic or an impromptu happy hour, the Italian Happy Hour Gift Basket features ready-to-eat snacks ideal for a sophisticated outdoor gathering.


  • Red Pesto by ROI (basil Genovese DOP) - 6.7 oz
  • Artichoke Dip by ROI - 6.7 oz
  • Ligurian Extra Virgin Olive Oil - single blend Taggiasca olives - by ROI - 8.45 fl oz
  • Onion Jam by Frantoi Cutrera - 6.7 oz
  • Basil Pesto by Frantoi Cutrera - 6.7 oz
  • The Fine Cheese Co Crackers - 4.4 oz
  • Classic Taralli Crackers by Mitica - 8.8 oz
  • Amaretti Del Chiostro Cookies - 1.7 oz

Usage Tips:

Use the pesto and olive oil for a flavorful bruschetta, the onion jam as a topping for cheese, and finish with the delightful cookies.

Pairing Suggestions:

A bottle of Chianti or a light cocktail like an Aperol Spritz would enhance these flavors beautifully.

Artisanal Picnic Gift Basket:

The Artisanal Picnic Gift Basket is designed to bring the best of Italian flavors to your picnic. It includes a variety of authentic, all-natural condiments and snacks.


  • Red Pesto (sun-dried tomatoes) by ROI - 6.4 oz
  • Artichoke Dip by ROI - 6.4 oz
  • Basil Pesto (basil Genovese DOP) by ROI - 6.4 oz
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Frantoi Cutrera - 3.4 fl oz
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes in EVOO by Frantoi Cutrera - 6.7 oz
  • Mitica Classic Taralli Crackers - 8.8 oz
  • Torres Black Truffle Chips - 1.4 oz
  • The Fine Cheese Co. Crackers - 4.4 oz

Usage Tips:

Create a diverse and delicious picnic spread using these products. The pesto and artichoke dip can be paired with crackers and vegetables, while the sun-dried tomatoes and olive oil can elevate any salad or sandwich.

Pairing Suggestions:

Pair with a crisp white wine like Pinot Grigio or a refreshing rosé to complement the flavors.

Flavors of Italy Picnic Celebration Gift Basket:

This basket is perfect for those who want to create a gourmet picnic feast. It features a range of premium products from family producers across Italy.


  • Red Pesto (sun-dried tomatoes) by ROI - 6.4 oz
  • Artichoke Dip by ROI - 6.4 oz
  • Basil Pesto (Basil Genovese DOP) by ROI - 6.4 oz
  • Giusti Aged (10 yr) Balsamic Vinegar - IGP - 3.4 fl oz
  • Frantoi Cutrera Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 3.4 fl oz
  • Sea Salt Capers by Frantoi Cutrera - 6.7 oz
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes by Frantoi Cutrera - 6.7 oz
  • Artisanal Busiate Pasta by Morelli - 17.6 oz
  • Fennel Taralli Crackers by Mitica - 8.8 oz
  • Borgo de Medici Seasoning Blend - 5.3 oz
  • Torres Black Truffle Chips - 1.4 oz
  • Chiostro di Saronno Amaretti Del Chiostro Cookies - 1.7 oz
  • Fabbri Amarena Wild Cherries - 8.1 oz

Usage Tips:

Use the balsamic vinegar and olive oil for salads or drizzled over grilled vegetables. The sun-dried tomatoes and capers can be mixed into a caprese salad with some fresh mozzarella cheese or served with bread and cheese.

Pairing Suggestions:

Pair with a fine Italian red wine like Barolo or Brunello di Montalcino for a truly gourmet experience.

Why spend time planning and preparing for a picnic when Mercato di Bellina offers beautifully curated, ready-made gift baskets that ensure a delicious and stress-free experience? Our premium Italian products not only save you time but also bring a touch of elegance to your outdoor dining. So, kick back, relax, and enjoy your day with family and friends, knowing that your picnic is taken care of.

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