The climate in Rome has not very cold winters; yet during Winter, there is nothing here like enjoying a hot chocolate, alone or with someone else, in one of the delicious chocolate cafes, artisan chocolate shops, chocolate factories and best quality boutiques, where chocolate lovers will find a wide choice of chocolate treats. Try it and see!
Since 1923, the Antica Fabbrica di Cioccolato S.A.I.D at 135, Via Tiburtina has made the San Lorenzo district really popular, thanks to its delicious chocolate treats.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, La Bottega dei Trappisti, located inside the Three Fountains Abbey at 1, Via delle Acque Salvie, offers only hand-made products, inspired from an old recipe that a Dutch Trappist monk brought to Rome in 1880. Chocolates made by Benedictine monks, instead, can be purchased at Ai Monasteri at 72 of Corso Rinascimento.
La Bottega del Cioccolato, at 82 of Via Leonina in the Monti district, a few steps from the Colosseum, combines the love for handicraft tradition with experimentation concerning the ingredients.
L’Altro Peccato, at 142 of Via Enrico Fermi at the EUR offers is a delicious chocolate shop as well as a restaurant with both sweet and salty chocolate dishes on its menu made by following peculiar and unique recipes.
Since three generations, the chocolate shop Eltar at 81 of Via del Forte Braschi, is offering high quality chocolates made in Italy and abroad, as well as unique products, in original packaging.
A few steps from Piazza di Spagna, the artisan chocolate shop Quetzalcoatl Chocolatier at 26 of Via delle Carrozze pays a homage to the Aztecs, the great cocoa discoverers and its name derives from one of the Aztec gods.
The very central chocolate shop Moriondo e Gariglio, at 21/22 of Via del Piè di Marmo, has been offering true chocolate wonders.
La Fabrica is a café at 8 of Via G. Savonarola, which offers a wide selection of wonderful cakes to be enjoyed with a hot chocolate for a sweet relax break in the Prati district.
Gay Odin, at 9 of Via Stoppani, another artisan chocolate shop in the heart of the Parioli district, offers a selection of specialties made with the finest cocoa, like its ‘Forests’ -milk chocolate branches in a unique shape.
Since 1925, the historic pastry shop Valzani , at 37A/B of Via del Moro, once an old stable in the heart of Trastevere, has been offering a great selection of Roman cakes.