The Frittella : a must eat food while in Venice for Carnival

Venezia pastry shops are starting to prepare the “frìtole”
or the frittelle, an unmissable dessert of the Venetian Carnevale!
In ancient times frìtole were a real street food: they were prepared exclusively
by the “fritoleri”, who sold them on the street.
The fritoleri, a profession  handed down from father to son since the ‘600,
have disappeared from the streets  only at the end of’ 800.
Their secret recipe included flour, eggs, sugar, raisins and pine nuts, which kneaded
on large wooden tables, and then fry the mixture obtained.
Once cooked, the frìtole were sprinkled with sugar and placed on large plates,
ready to be consumed by passers-by.

Venice Carnival  2o18  from 27 january to 13 february

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Venice Carnival 2017 from 11 to 28 february


Countdown to the 2017 edition of the Venice Carnival, one of the most awaited Venetian appointments which, from 11 to February 28, will animate the entire Venice territory, Mainland included: more than 150 events for children, teenagers, glamour lovers and costumes fans.

Creatum Vanity Af-fair, or The fair of vanity and beauty, the title of the event that wants to celebrate the splendor of the city and the desire to appear.

Sunday 19 february : The “Flight of the Angel” is a traditional event that goes back to the Serenissima period where an unknown guest of Venice, flying along a rope from San Marco bell tower to the middle of the square, will offer an homage to the Doge, and will be greeted by the crowded parterre of the period costumes parades of the Historical Re-enactments.

As a conclusion, the embrace of the Angel and the Doge will smooth the atmosphere of a square galvanized by scenographical effects always appreciated by the Italian and international networks.

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