In Viareggio they celebrate a whole month! Masks caricaturing famous people showed in parades are typical for every Carnival.
The Battle of Oranges in Ivrea is a reminder of the the Middle Ages’ wars. All those oranges….
You can find this traditional treat in nearly every European country. They differ all a little by shape and ingredients but the base is always the same: flour, sugar, fat, eggs and rum or sparkling wine.
Its origin is in the Ancient Rome. The frictilla were fried in fat exactly the same like today. About the name, history says that they were invented for the Queen of Savoia.
Some put honey or chocolate on the top instead of the icing powder.
The chiacchiere are crispy outside and have a light soft inside. With icing powder they look incredibly fresh and give the hope of a soon coming spring.