In some circles a fiasco is an utterly humiliating failure. In the glass- making village of Piegaro, it is a source of great pride; it is the name of the traditional straw covered wine bottles.
The men of Piegaro were masters of blowing the fine glass bottles, and because the bottoms were round, they needed something as a base, hence the evolution of the woven straw jacket. The women of Piegaro still carry on this tradition of weaving the straw fiasci today.
Visitors to Piegaro, old and young alike, enjoy learning this medival tradition from "le belle donne della piazza".