Florence had a lot of museums and cultural attractions but they also had several pasticceria and confetteria which drew me like a moth to a flame.
One of the oldest sweet shops in Florence is Gilli located right across the Savoy hotel.
So many types of candies! Ok… not tempted.
OMG!! These cookies were just what I wanted to try but where do I start? The choices were too overwhelming.
More goodies inside the store.
They sold packs of cantucci or smaller biscotti.
Rochelle chose the cannoli, Sharon had the croissant and I had two little cookies. Boring me.
Thank goodness Rochelle shared her super yummy cannoli. The outer shell was crisp and not oily. The mascarpone filling was light and heavenly.
cannoli – €3
Hmmm…. why did I choose these boring and forgettable cookies with a whole store of sweets? I hate myself sometimes.
cantucci & amaretti
When we ordered our sweets and coffee they kept asking us if we were going to consume them at the bar or at a table. We told them we will stand at the bar. An espresso cost €1 aat the bar and €4 at the table. This is a good tip to remember when in Italy. Stay at the bar and save big bucks.
The guy behind the bar even gave us samples of coffee granita to try.
The next day I bought a simple but delicious ham and cheese sandwich from them for a quick lunch.
If you sit outside Gilli these is what you see.
Via Roma 1/R – 50123 Firenze, Italy