Fil rouge, the chocolate, in all its shapes, but also panettoni and pandori, panforti, marron glacè, and for the more cosmopolitan tastes, the best flavours of the American tradition. Where can we buy them? Find out here! Caffè Florian (1 - Via del Parione 28): right from the heart of Venice, along with coffee and chocolate, it also offers perfumes, porcelains and objets d'art. Caffè Giacosa (2 - Via della Spada 10r): here you will be spoilt for choice: pandoro and panettone made on the premises, soft nougat, panforte, macaroons, and cinnamon biscuits. One of the gift proposals is a cake in a delightful designer box by Cavalli, which you can have delivered in the city. Caffè Gilli (3 - Via Roma 1r): coffee shop, confectionery and chocolate shop that boasts over 250 years of history. A must. Caffé Rainer (4 - Via San Zanobi 97r): it offers a wide range of cakes, the must-try Sacher, the Strudel, the Cardinale coffee cake, the Stollen and the French artisan macaroons. Dolci & Dolcezze (5 - Piazza Beccarla 8r): a veritable boutique of sweets, and during the holidays, you mustn’t renounce La Marchesa: a choreographic cake created with four different types of Belgian Valhrona chocolate (available by reservation only). Ladurée ( 7 - Via della Vigna Nuova 48): an absolute macaroon paradise. Mama's Bakery (8 - Via della Chiesa 34r): a charming bakery on the south side of the Arno River where you will find typical American cakes, muffins, cupcakes and biscuits. Caffè Concerto Paszkowski (10 - Piazza della Repubblica 6r): historic pastry shop and café, the Paszkowski cake, breads and cupcakes are a must-try. Robiglio (11 - Via dei Servi 112r): some must-tries are the Torta Campagnola , the Fruttodoro , the Gallettine al Latte and the marron glacé. Venchi (13 - Piazza del Mercato Nuovo 6): a boutique of the historic Piedmont chocolate company, with such must-tries as Chocaviar , the vanilla diablotin and chocolate cream spread. Vestri (14 - Borgo degli Albizi 11): a shop that sells chocolates, ice cream, cakes and pastries, including such specialties as panforte, cantuccini biscotti, nougat with Tuscan honey and Ricciarelli almond biscuits.