Right after the last Christmas festivities with the befana on 6th January you will find everywhere at Confectioner’s and the baker’s the typical carnival’s specialities.
The most famous of all these specialities are the Cenci, rectangular fried and with sugar dusted pastry stripes. Cencio means floorcloth, which comes maybe from their form. Locally, these crispy pastries can also be found under the name Donzelle or Chiacchiere.
Just as popular are the so called Bomboloni, small donuts, simply dusted with sugar or also filled with vanilla or chocolate cream.
Another typical carnival speciality are Fritelle di Riso, delicious small fried, vanilla-flavoured rice balls.