Genoa, Italy
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clock-o60 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more


In an 1881 letter to a friend, composer Giuseppe Verdi wrote that the confectioner Pietro Romanengo fu Stefano could ‘exquisitely candy any sort of fruit.’ And he was right. This tour delves into that same candied fruit Verdi wrote about and much, much more. Pietro Romanengo fu Stefano, established way back in 1780, is the oldest confectionery shop in Europe. Kings and courtiers, celebrities and superstars have all stopped in for a sweet fix. Learn how the shop still makes sweets the old-fashioned way from seventh-generation owner Pietro Romanengo and tour the multilevel shop in the center of Genoa’s historic district.
  • A 1-hour tour of Europe’s oldest confectionery shop
  • Find out how the shop’s owners have made candied fruits and chocolates for centuries
  • Meet Pietro Romanengo or one of the other family owners as you tour the multilevel shop
  • Taste seasonal sweets such as candied fruits, fondants and bonbons
  • Learn about the intriguing history of the shop and the famous people who have been there
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