I am not making this up. According to the guidebook…

Ferrara’s interesting foods with unusual histories:

The Bread (Ciupeta) In the 16th century, the Dukes of Ferrara led a luxurious court life. The Dukes’ cook served for the first time a kind of twisted bread, the birth of “Ciupeta”, whose shape is a combination of male & female sexual symbols.

I will say that the bread was rather flavorless, unsalted bread being typical of this part of Italy, and that the cappellacci were far more sensually inspiring.