Chocolate ice-cream - hot chocolate - chocolate pralines!
SAID - chocolate factory in the San Lorenzo quarter of Rome on Via Tiburtina 135. Metro stop Castro Pretorio or Policlinico. You can also drink a hot chocolate here whilst you oggle at their wonderful creations.
Quetzalcoatl Chocolatier - specialist chocolate boutique on via delle Carrozze 26, in the heart of Rome (no website). Metro stop Spagna Opening times: Tue-Sat 10am - 6pm, Mon 3pm - 6pm, Sundays closed.
Antico Caffè Greco- thick & warming hot chocolate served with whipped cream. Ask to be seated in the "Venetian Room". Metro stop Spagna Located on via Condotti.
Moriondo & Gariglio - one of the oldest chocolate shops in Rome, near the Pantheon on via del Pie di Marmo 21-22 (website currently unavailable). Metro stop Spagna
Try Venchi, via della Croce 25, for their wonderful chocolate ice-creams or Chocolate Collefiorito, via del Gambero. Love their champagne truffles!
Hazelnut & Chocolate Factory Tour!
We organise guided visits of a wonderful little hazelnut factory, which also makes chocolate, in the Lazio countryside.
You learn all about hazelnut cultivation, from gathering the nuts and ending with a tasting of hazelnuts and hazelnut with chocolate and other chocolate products of high quality and vary from simple blocks of chocolate to exquisite spreads, Easter eggs & bunnies, etc.
The tour lasts approx 60 minutes and we usually combine this with sightseeing, which could be a tour of an historic villa, a trip to a lake, or to a site of particular ancient interest.
Please contact us directly if you are interested or would like to know more.