Roletti

Roletti

www.roletti1896.it

For five generations and 125 years, the Roletti has been producing unique and original confectionery, so good that in the past they earned the faith of Queen Mother Margherita of Savoy and the Duke of Genoa, who granted them the use of their coats-of-arms on their labels. Here it’s possible to sense an air of history in the elegant and refined original art-nouveau boiserie and friezes. The shop still produces exclusive specialities such as Biscotti della Duchessa and quadre sweets. The former are cocoa-flavoured biscuits invented by the founder Pinòt Rolet, the former are an original example of the Piemontese confectionery tradition, so-named on account of their shape (quadro in Italian means “square”). In addition to the consolidated goodies, you’ll also find Chantilly cream buns flavoured with passito di Caluso wine, bignole, dainty choux pastry buns, filled with four types of zabaglione (Erbaluce, Marsala, Fragolino and Moscato), pastries such as fette del faraone (Pharaoh’s slices), made with Kamut grain, hazelnuts and almonds, and torcetti sangiorgesi, panettone at Christmas, exquisite ice cream in summer, and an impressive range of wines from the Canavese district and beyond. Open from 9am to 12 noon and from 3pm to 7.30pm. Closed on Monday morning and Wednesday.