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A kilogram of rice, 3 liters of milk, orange peel, 12 egg yolks, 600 gm of sugar: all of this is sprinkled with a glass of Strega liquor.

This is the recipe for “frittelle “at the Castello di Montefioralle. It is a collective secret recipe, protected by an entire community, both regarding preparation and cooking, which after half a century has still been protected from the curious and tourists.

The unique, unmistakable rice balls, which has been tied to one of the most beautiful villages of the peninsula for 48 years, will also be fried this year, as they were long ago, in a maxi pan set up in the Piazza of the town.

It is a special pan, 2 meters in diameter, which can hold up to 250 kg of oil.

sagrafrittelleThis is the way that Montefioralle prepares for the feast of St. Joseph, in program for March 18 and 19.

There will be an event organized by the tourist committee of Montefioralle with the patronage of the Township.

In addition to the fried rice balls, you will be able to taste panini, crostini, wine and holy wine at the food stands.

The festival will open on Saturday, March 18, at 2 PM and last until 7 PM, while on Sunday, the 19th, the town will be enlivened the entire day, from 10 AM to 6 PM.

The town is organizing a free shuttle from Piazza Trento in Greve to the Castello di Montfioralle. It will leave every 30 minutes. A rich live music program will enrich the celebrations.

“And remember,” says Vittorio Barbieri, President of the tourist committee of Montefioralle, “Our “frittella” is a typical local production that is characterized by genuineness and tolerability. Even those with celiac disease can eat them because they don’t contain flour”.