Torta caprese

torta caprese

Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi share this delicious chocolate and almond cake recipe from their book, The Amalfi Coast: A Collection of Italian Recipes… One of our most romantic evenings was in a restaurant overlooking the sea just outside Positano on the Amalfi coast. A couple of months before my engagement ring had broken and unbeknown to […]

Italian Chocolate

This month, we put some fine Italian chocolate treats to the test – well, it’s a difficult job but someone has to do it… Over the last few decades, Italy has established itself as one of the leading nations worldwide for the production of fine chocolate, making significant inroads, primarily in the gourmet market. Our […]

Top 3 Picks: Chocolate Treats

Nothing says romance like chocolate (well, apart from diamonds…) so we’ve rustled up these ideas with a distinctly Italian flavour A slice of alright Pizza purists, look away now… For the chocoholic in your life, this delicious confection of chocolate will hit the spot. The 7-inch base is solid Belgian milk chocolate and topped with milk […]

An event every chocoholic will want to attend!

Never mind Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory – it’s this ten-day carnival of confectionery that you’ll really want to get a golden ticket for. Perugia’s historic squares provide a picture-postcard setting for chocolate tastings, sculptures, demonstrations and other activities designed to tease your senses – and the best part is that bikini season is over, so […]

Top Five Chocolate Shops in Italy

There’s nothing like stepping into a shop filled with the aroma of freshly made chocolate. We take a look at Italy’s best chocolate shops to visit if you’re looking for the ultimate chocoholic’s experience Viziovirt Ù S Polo 2898/A, Venice Mariangela, the owner of this popular chocolate shop in the heart of Venice, aims to […]

Top Five Chocolatiers

Look out France, Switzerland and Belgium. A new contender is shaking up the world of luxury chocolates. Italia! looks at the dark gold rivalling Europe’s most established chocolatiers 1. Amedei Since the early 1990s, when Cecilia and Alessio Tessieri (the brother and sister team behind Amedei) set up their Tuscan chocolate factory, they have been […]

Turin for Chocolate Lovers

Cocoa and chocolate have influenced the culture and of Piedmont for over 300 years and café society flourished here around the time of Italy’s unification. Catherine Sidwell explains why Turin is known as the chocolate capital of Italy. She shares her experiences of some of the historic cafés, chocolate shops, gelaterie and the festival ‘CioccolaTO’… The […]

Top Tips for Turin Chocolate Lovers

Following our article on Turin for Chocolate lovers, here’s a list of must-visit cafés to experience the very best chocolates in Turin! INFORMATION ➤ Turin Tourist Office For information on and opening times of cafés and shops, seasonal city walking tours and chocolate factory visits. ➤ Palazzo Madama (Closed on Mondays.) ➤ CioccolaTO TURIN’S […]

Easter Treats Review

Easter is very nearly upon us, and the festival of Pasqua is serious business in Italy, with parades and processions throughout the country. Though it’s also a time for sweet treats and, of course, chocolate… Easter wouldn’t be Pasqua without chocolate. The celebration of the resurrection of Christ goes hand in hand with everyone’s favourite […]

Best Italian Chocolates This Valentine’s Day

They say the best way to a lover’s heart is through their stomach, and with Valentine’s Day less than a week away, we have reviewed the best Italian Chocolates for you to buy for that special someone… In the last 20 years Italy has established itself as one of the leading nations worldwide for the […]