The Sfratto (meaning “eviction” in English) is a sweet long baton-shaped biscuit of Jewish tradition, adopted by the cuisine of the Maremma area, in particular in Pitigliano and Sorano. The origin of the Sfratto is related to the decision of Cosimo II Medici, in the early 1600s, to bring together all the Jews of Pitigliano in a single neighbourhood. The Jews were then evicted from their homes and the notice of eviction was carried out by beating with a stick on the door of the house. To prevent the recurrence of similar events, local Jews turned into sweetness the memory of something so bitter, creating this dessert in the form of sticks. The mixture, consisting of honey, orange peel, nuts, seeds of anise and nutmeg, is enclosed in a thin wafer, with a golden colour.