Carnevale Celebration in the Region of Friuli

When you hear about Carnevale celebrations in Italy, Venice usually steals the show. But the truth is, numerous Italian towns, large or small, have colorful parties to mark the last days before Lent. One of Italy’s least-known regions, Friuli is home to one of these, in the town of Muggia.

As Elisabeth Antoine Crawford writes, “For those with a penchant for the quirky and bizarre, a trip to the town of Muggia affords an alternative Carnevale experience with a week chock-full of wackiness.” There’s a parade of vegetables and the making of a monster megafrittata–thousands of eggs and several hundred pounds of pancetta cooked in a giant 13-foot-wide frying pan.

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