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Mapped: the best pastry shops in Italy – Telegraph.co.uk

The Gambero Rosso, one of Italy’s first food and drink magazines, has published its annual Pasticceri & Pasticcerie guide, listing the 18 best places in Italy to gorge on the nation’s finest desserts, from tiramisu and cannoli to zeppole and pannacotta. Italian pasticcerias split into three types – the commonplace on the corner, which isn’t that inspiring; the fancy places, like the ones on this list; and the ones that have a reputation for doing the definitive versions local or regional specialties, which can be exquisite.

Key Takeaways:

  • “Like many such lists, this one is open to opinion,” said Lee Marshall, Telegraph Travel’s Italy expert, who has visited visited three on the list.
  • and the ones that have a reputation for doing the definitive versions local or regional specialities, which can be very good.”
  • the average place on the corner, which isn’t generally that inspiring; the ‘fancy’ places, like the ones on this list

“Savory pastries sector begins to occupy an increasingly impressive space. Gone are the days of simple and rustic pizza.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/italy/articles/gambero-rosso-mapped-where-to-find-the-best-pastries-and-desserts-in-italy/