It was bound to happen. I’m letting you in one one of my favorite spots in Lucca-la cioccolateria-the chocolate shop. There are actually two beautiful chocolate shops in town, but my favorite is Caniparoli Cioccolateria. I hesitate to admit how often I’ve been in this store in the last two weeks. I will own up to having stopped there on my very first day in town and have returned more than a few times. After all, I had to let my group in this little treasure, didn’t I?
The photo is a little fuzzy as I took it through the shop window. Look at these beauties. On the right is dark chocolate and white chocolate with rice krispies, sort of like the best Nestle crunch bar you’ve ever eaten. To the left are cornflakes coated with chocolate. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of my current obsession-a bar with a center of hazelnut cream sandwiched between two layers of chocolate-almost too good to share!
They also sell very decadent looking cakes and there’s a selection of biscotti. Of course my favorite are these ossa da mordere-crunchy bites of chocolate and whole hazelnuts.
Via San Paolino, 96