Storico Caffe' Fantoni 1842

Description

The history of the Caffe' Fantoni began in 1842 with Giovanni who created the recipe and shape of the well-known Sfogliatine, and it went on with his grandson, Commendator Marcello, a very creative pastry chef who was a friend of Trilussa, Fogazzaro, Simoni, Rensi – who used to go to the café along with economists and artist for huge coffee breaks.

The café has marked the events of Italy with cakes that are still produced: the “Biscotti Umberto” in honour of the Prince who fought at the Quadrato, the “Torta della Pace” ("Cake of the Peace") dedicated to the armistice of Villafranca in 1859, the celebrated  “Acqua di Fiume” ("Water of River") for the enterprise of D’Annunzio in 1919, exalted by the Vate in a famous letter.

Restored following the liberty stylistic patterns of 1923, when it was first renovated, it has been used as a film set for movies such as " I quattro del getto tonante" and "Fango e Gloria".

It keeps the treasure of 170 years of history, creativity and taste. 

Hospitality

 

 

How to get

Motorway A22 (Brennero-Modena) take the exit Nogarole Rocca, follow the indications to Villafranca di Verona, centro storico (old twn centre).

Motorway A4 (Milano-Venezia) take the exit Sommacampagna, follow the indications to Villafranca di Verona, centro storico (old twn centre).

From the Airport “Valerio Catullo” of Verona: take the 'tangenziale' and follow the indications to Villafranca di Verona, or take the train or the coach that stop at Villafranca di Verona, centro storico (old twn centre).

From Verona take the 'tangenziale' and follow the indications to Villafranca di Verona centro storico (old twn centre).

From Mantua follow the 'strada statale' 62 della Cisa, towards Villafranca di Verona, centro storico (old twn centre).

 

 

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