Dolceacqua & Apricale -The Riviera dei Fiori
The story of michetta:
The Marquis Doria sent a young bride who refused to give herself to him to prison to die. The population of Dolceacqua rose up and forced the Marquis Doria (1364) to stop this abuse of power and on the 16 of August there is a festival to celebrate the event. The women of the village created the “michetta” to celebrate this occasion. It is now the symbol of love and freedom. Michetta are small sweetbreads similar to a raised doughnut.