L’Artigiano Chocolate Bars and Chocolates
Here is the beginning toL’Artigiano Chocolate. The Gardini's story began in 1962 when Mr Gastone Gardini and Mrs Maria Gianfanti opened a bakery in Terra del Sole. After 14 years of satisfactions obtained from bread-baking, they were driven by a strong desire of producing cakes, and they opened in 1976, the “Pasticceria Le Perle”, at Lido di Spina on the Adriatic coast. This shop is still today an important reference point for all tourists who love sweets.
The second family generation, headed by Fabio and Manuele, continued to run the business. Besides increasing their shop’s success, they tried to express their creativity, with the opening, in 1987, of an handmade chocolate shop in Forlì, in a little laboratory of town centre, where they mainly produced pralines and chocolate bars for private clients. This kind of context has favoured the development of the company “L’Artigiano”, not only as a trademark but, specifically, as a precise philosophy which, for more than 20 years, has represented Fabio and Manuele Gardini in the magic chocolate world.