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March 18, 2024

The best Easter eggs in Florence

Florentine chocolatiers where you can find the perfect artisanal egg for every taste

What could be better than a tasty, high-quality chocolate egg to celebrate the arrival of Easter? Fortunately, Florence offers many places that pay attention to the quality of their products and their processing. Here is a selection of the best pastry and chocolate shops in the area and beyond, where you can buy your Easter gift for friends, relatives... or simply for yourself! For the most delicious colomba in Florence? Find the best ones HERE! Here are the tastiest doves in Tuscany

Via Roma, 1r
ph. +39 055 213896

Caffè Gilli has been synonymous with quality since 1733. Not to be missed are the handcrafted eggs, including the mouth-watering Noccioloso al latte, entirely covered with PGI Piedmont hazelnuts, and the Extra Dark in extra fine dark chocolate, embellished with cocoa beans and gold leaf. How can we fail to mention the wonderful handmade chocolate creations? Available in various formats. Also not to be missed at this time of year is the handmade Colomba: a real gem, crumbly on the outside and soft on the inside, whose slow leavening and use of sourdough guarantee unmistakable quality. Delivery is guaranteed 7 days a week.

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Galleria Iginio Massari Firenze
Via de' Vecchietti, 3
ph: 055 802 5253

Easter gets greedy at Iginio Massari's, with eggs signed by the Maestro and available in milk, dark and white chocolate and in a special edition with a double dark and milk flavor. Also a must-try are the praline eggs and the raspberry Easter egg. A newly designed egg that combines the unique texture of chocolate with the natural taste and color of fruit.

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Caffè Lietta
Piazza della Libertà, 6/7/8r
ph: +39 055 269 6874

Named after artist Lietta Cavalli, sister of fashion designer Roberto and an icon of experimental fashion in the 1970s and 1980s, Caffè Lietta is located in the former Robiglio space in Piazza della Libertà. During the Easter period they prepare delicious chocolate eggs, while all year round you can order their fantastic torta della nonna (grandmother's cake) or the "pirulo", a special pudding with short pastry filled with ricotta cheese, available in different variations depending on the season.

Caffè Lietta

Via del Ponte di Mezzo, 20
ph. +39 055 364034

Two siblings, Claudio and Claudia Pistocchi, have been working together in their Florentine workshop for almost 30 years. This year there are many eggs produced with innovative designs: from the elegant striped egg and the leaf egg to more complex creations such as the half-egg with pistachio and bunny. Not to be missed are the eggs decorated with almonds and other dried fruits. Despite the new moulds used to make Easter eggs, the recipe remains linked to tradition. Also not to be missed are Sicilian pistachios covered with white chocolate, sweet orange and salt. Not to be missed is the white chocolate cake with apricot and cognac, which won a World Gold in 2018.


Cioccolateria Ballerini
Borgo Ognissanti 132/r
ph. +39 055 215094

For lovers of dark chocolate, the Cioccolateria Ballerini, which uses 75% high-quality dark chocolate for its eggs, is not to be missed. Of course, for those with a sweet tooth, there are also eggs made with milk or white chocolate. The creativity of this chocolate shop is truly great: from ladybird eggs to penguin eggs. However, there are still the unfailing eggs decorated with delicious mixes of dried fruit... beautiful to look at and delicious to eat! A must during this period is the limoncello dove. The Pan di Lino, a leavened pastry soaked in vinsanto and sultanas, is a must throughout the year.

Cioccolateria Ballerini

Boutique del Cioccolato
Via di Maragliano, 12c/d/r
ph. +39 055 361650

If you like to experiment, the Chocolate Boutique is for you. For Easter, there are Brittany caramel eggs and pistachio eggs (customisable with writing or surprises inside), as well as eggs wrapped in reusable lilac tablecloths. There are also chocolate bells and doves. Don't miss the box of tasty pralines.

Boutique del Cíoccolato

Via Vacchereccia 4/r
ph. +39 055 214412

Rivoire's strength lies in the fact that it is the producer of the chocolate it sells. The brand's flagship product is the exclusive Water Chocolate recipe. This is a solid cream with a unique taste and texture, accompanied by an elegant silver spoon. Don't miss their hazelnut and bronte pistachio spreads.


Via Calzaiuoli, 65/R
ph. +39 055 264339

Venchi chocolate is now known worldwide for its quality and unforgettable flavour. This year they have indulged with pistachio eggs, white chocolate eggs covered inside with an expanse of crunchy IGP Piedmont Hazelnuts, almonds and whole pistachios, Gran Gourmet caramel & almond chocolate egg, milk egg and handmade Brutto & Buono egg (1kg of 60% vegan friendly dark chocolate with crunchy whole and lightly roasted IGP Piedmont Hazelnuts). A real explosion of crunchy, enveloping flavour that seems never-ending!

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Caffè Rainer
Via San Zanobi, 97/R
ph. +39 055 5276634

Caffè Rainer is the only Austrian pastry shop to open in 2011 in the heart of Florence. Although there is no Easter news this year, the pastry shop remains active for take-away. Here, the love of chocolate is combined with experimentation and creativity. The most popular product is certainly the Sacher Torte, which is also revisited in praline form. Not to be missed are the mignons with dried fruit and dark chocolate, handmade with selected products. Don't miss the sour cherries and chocolate-covered orange peels.

Caffè Rainer


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