Wednesday 9 February 2011
Carnival in Italy
Those who are visiting Umbria in February are likely to find Carnival festivals, float parades or masquerade balls, in any small town.
During the carnival in Umbria you may taste the strufoli, a sweet typical of Perugia made with honey, sugar and candied fruits. The most common are the frittelle and obviously the frappe and castagnole. The cicerchiata is another typical Umbrian recipe. This one, like the strufoli, is a traditional Umbrian sweet, but has been wrongly considered Abruzzian. It is made with small balls of pasta sunk in orange honey and garnished with candies and sugared almonds.