Pandoro is a typical Veronese Christmas dessert, one of the most popular in Italy together with Panettone and well-known in many other countries. It is characterized for its sweet and smooth taste and for the star-like shape of it. You can find it in every food store today, but it hasn’t always been available for everybody. For example, during the Medieval period sweet bread was a privilege for the nobles and it continued to be this exclusive during the 18th century, when only the Venetian aristocracy could afford it.
Fortunately time changes everything. Pandoro’s recipe arrived to Verona where it evolved; a process that took a whole century. Later, in 1894, Domenico Melegatti obtained the patent for the industrial producing of Pandoro, so it was then when the contemporary history of this dessert started.
Travelling is nice, specially during holiday periods such as Christmas. But it gets even nicer when one has the opportunity to try local gastronomic specialties. Hence, if you chose to come to Verona these days, we highly recommend you to taste Pandoro as a part of the Veronese essence. In fact, the old Melegatti building is in Corso di Porta Borsari, next to Palazzo Victoria, your luxury hotel in Verona. It is not a coincidence, but an invitation to celebrate Christmas in the most delicious way. Are you going to do it?