CARNIVAL PASTRY MAKING AND MASK PAINTING
Frittelle is the most famous dolci or sweets of Venice Carnival. Like doughnuts or crullers, frittelle comes in a variety of styles, both filled and unfilled. The very traditional “Veneziana” has no filling, but just raisins and pine nuts mixed into the fairly heavy dough. After frying, the frittelle are rolled in granulated sugar.
Frittelle is followed closely in popularity by galani: puff pastries made of eggs, flour, sugar and butter that are cut in strips and fried in boiling oil. At the end of the cooking, when they are crispy, they are dried and covered with powdered sugar.
Frittelle and galani begin showing up in pastry shops, bakeries, and snack bars during the weeks leading up to Carnival. When Carnival is over, frittelle and galani disappear from the store windows almost as quickly as tourists in masks vanish from the Piazza San Marco. So the rule is: always grab frittelle and galani when they are available or learn the recipe and cook them yourself!
BUT…Carnival is much more than that…Carnival in Venice is also masks: so why don’t you give it a try and paint your own mask after all this hard cooking and eating work?
A professional will explain how the mask is made and you will then paint your own mask choosing among the different models available.
Classes will take place in a private Venetian apartment.
Departure: every day upon request
Duration: 4 hours
Meeting point: Campo San Rocco
As a sign of appreciation for choosing our tours, we would like to offer you the opportunity to visit a Murano Glass Factory any day during your stay in Venice. To be booked in advance.
Price: € 270,00 per person