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December 4, 2015

The best homemade Christmas sweet in Florence

For a gourmet break or a sweet gift, here are the addresses not to be missed

Caffè Giacosa, Via della Spada 10r: Artisan Pandoro and Panettone (sweet breads) made on the premises, soft nougat, Panforte (dried fruit cake), cinnamon biscuits, or the exclusive cake in the lovely Cavalli brand-name box with delivery service in the city on request.

Caffè Rainer, Via San Zenobi 97r: don’t miss the Sachertort.

Dolci & Dolcezze, Piazza Beccaria 8r: at Christmas, don’t miss out on the fabulous Marchesa made with 4 different types of Belgian chocolate.

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Borgo Pinti 99: the Pastry Chef Domenico Clemente is one of the city’s high points. Christmas specialties include the artisan cake in elegant gift boxes.

Ladurée, Via della Vigna Nuova 48: is the undisputed paradise for French macaroons!

Pasticceria Nencioni, Via Pietrapiana 34r: artisan products, many types of sweets and cakes, as well as a Panettone to die for.

Robiglio, Via dei Servi 112r: don’t miss the “Torta Campagnola”, the “Fruttodoro” and the candied chestnuts.

Caffé Gilli, Via Roma 1r: Panettone and Pandoro cakes filled with Chantilly cream, covered with gianduia chocolate or decorated with extra fine milk chocolate. Another delicious must-try is the chocolate log.

Rinaldini, Via dei Banchi 11: true experts in the production of homemade Panettone cakes. The newest creations: Ebe, with candied ginger and raisins, and Aperò, with pears and apricots.  

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