It’s Carnevale time in Italy, and for the first time in two years I’m missing Carnival on the Amalfi Coast due to my travels in America. While I’m not a big fan of the dressing up or dodging silly string wars going on between the local kids (or wondering where all that confetti ends up …), I don’t take lightly missing the divine lasagna made by the tour guide’s sister. Just to keep me from crying, there is another one planned for when I return. Another Carnival treat I love are the crunchy chiacchiere made for dessert. These are fried strips of thin dough that are covered in powdered sugar and are made throughout Italy for Carnevale. Before I left, a friend surprised us with a tray of chiacchiere from a pasticcceria in Pagani, just on the other side of the mountains. They were seriously coated with powdered sugar, but with a few taps to remove the extra they were really tasty.
Curious about other Carnevale traditions on the Amalfi Coast and throughout Campania? Last month I wrote an article for Charming Italy about some fun Carnevale traditions, foods and events in Campania. Buon Carnevale a tutti!
Buon Carnevale e tanti auguri per la Festa della Donna Laura!!! 🙂
Anche a te, Giulia!! 🙂
I love your blog and your photos are enchanting. My husband and I will be arriving in Massa Lubrense on 2May and I can’t wait to begin my first trip to the coast. I’m hoping for warm weather and maybe even a little warm water. As a scuba diver, I would love to add this area to my log book. I look forward to following your blog and dreaming of my upcoming trip.
Sounds like you have a lovely trip coming up! May is one of my favorite months, and usually the first time I make it into the water. Many locals swim earlier, but it’s usually still too cold for me before that since I’m kind of a wimp with cold water. If I can make it in in May then I’m sure you’ll enjoy it scuba diving! It must be an amazing way to experience the Amalfi Coast. Happy travel planning!
Despite missing the Carnevale I hope you are enjoying your travels.
Thanks, Linda! A good friend of mine made lasagna last weekend, so the great company and the lovely meal sure did make me smile. 🙂
Silvio, Albergo San Gabriele, Villa Rosa di Martinsicuro (TE) says
a settembre ci sarà anchio, non vedo l’ora…………..