Spaghetti originated in Naples and got their name from Antonio Viviani in 1842, as they looked like small pieces of string, from the Italian word "spago". Originally they measured 50cm in length however due to time and space related needs, they have been shortened until they reached their current length of 25cm.
Nowadays Barilla Spaghetti No 5 is synonymous with Italian cuisine everywhere; their sinuous and elegant shape is irresistible, as is the charm of rolling them around your fork.
Pennette Rigate are born from the great Italian passion for pasta. A passion that created one of the most loved shapes, Penne, in endless variations, each one of those suitable in their own way, to different types of sauces and different taste habits.
Fusilli are born in the centre-south of Italy, and get their name by the "fuso", the knitting tool used to roll up the wool. Their shape is created by three small wings harmoniously twisted on themselves, in a spiral movement, which captures every type of sauce.