Fusilli is a southern Italian word to indicate a kind of pasta similar to a spindle. Traditionally a knitting needle was used to form the spindle shape. Fusilli can be long or short: from the sheet of dough strips were cut about 20 cm long with by hand rolled up on a needle to form the shape. Other dialectal denominations in the different regions of Italy are: curls in Calabria, incannulate in Puglia, turcinateddi or fusiddi in Sicily, maccarones a ferritus in Sardegna. The skill and tradition still remains and some familie smake it into a business selling on demands or to holiday makers.