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Food and Wine


Soft cake with chocolate or cream

Typical sweet of Arezzo, Gattò aretino has a name which, although slightly crippled, reveals the ancient French origins ("gateau" which literally stands for cake). On the genesis of this tasty dish there are different schools of thought, one of them considers that it is born in Umbria, where it is usually called "King Salami" and has subsequently spread to Arezzo, in Tuscany.

Known throughout Tuscany like salami, it is a soft dough biscuit, much like the sponge that is soaked in liqueur Alchermes, and then stuffed with chocolate or cream. The Gattò was usually prepared by families of the Aretino at ceremonies, parties or special occasions. Today it has become a delicacy typical of this land easily available in all bakeries in the province.

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