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.