Yes! It is a real frying pan and it is used just once every year for the FESTA DELLA PADELLA in Passignano sul Trasimeno.
Festa della Padella. (The feast of the Pan) this year is from the 24th to the 28th of August.
This, the largest frying pan in the world can fry 2 tons of fish an hour!
Eighteen burners powered by 6 gas cylinders heat 5.8 tons of oil.
At this festa you can enjoy a great menu of fish from Lake Trasimeno plus music and a lively street market. There are also concerts on both nights from 22.00.
This is the scene during the day with hundreds of tables set out along the the perimeter of the lake.
The feasting however only starts as dusk approaches and continues in candlelight when the scene becomes magical.
On the menu is a wide variety of fish some of which is cooked in the pan.