Known as Klainguti to locals, this pasticceria is one of the best pastry shops in Genoa. Founded in 1826 by two Swiss brothers who missed the boat to America, Klainguti became their sweet consolation. Designed in retro style, mixing Art Nouveau and Art Deco, the pastry shop lies in the prettiest part of the Old Town,
spilling out onto a piazza just made for tucking into pastries – from marzipan concoctions to pear tarts, crystallised violets and the signature zabaglione sweet. In summer, linger over a homemade ice-cream on the terrace, or in autumn, opt for a hazelnut brioche inside.