Sunday, May 04, 2014

Tell Mom "I Love You" This Mother's Day with Villa Del Conte's Finest Chocolates

I think I only first discovered Italian chocolate just last year during the Corporate Giveaways press conference. There, I met Vince Aldenense who brought Villa del Conte chocolates to the Philippines. He had the good fortune to meet a family of cioccolato connoisseurs in Padova, Italy, who makes confectionary masterpieces. 

Vince Aldenense
Padova in northern Italy is where one can find centuries-old legacies of Renaissance art, architecture, and culture. The place is a mixed palette of creativity and intellect, where legendary artists Donatello, Michelangelo, Titian, Giotto, and Mantegna have left their marks on Padova's frescoes, basilicas, piazzas, and palazzos. 

This is also where great minds such as Copernicus and Galileo once graced the halls of one of the oldest universities in Europe; it is the setting for one of Shakespeare's most famous plays; and is the final resting place of the venerated saint of miracles, Saint Anthony of Padua, who was the inspiration behind the magnificent Basilica del Santo.

Perfect combination: Villa del Conte Neapolitans and Sauvignon Blanc
One of Padova's picturesque towns is Villa del Conte, home of world-class artisanal chocolates -- a fitting tribute to a region shaped by timeless beauty.

And like an heirloom, the chocolate recipes originally crafted by Nazzareno Cattapan 75 years ago has been passed on to the next generations. Nazzareno gifted the cioccolato legacy to his son, Orfeo Celestino, who bequeathed it on to his offspring. At present, at the helm of Villa del Conte is Enrico Cattapan of the third generation.

This Mother's Day, take home a charming box containing luxurious chocolate pieces such as praline balls and sticks from Italy and give it to the best woman in your life.  It's a great time to say thank you in the sweetest way possible! The limited edition Villa del Conte gift box for Mother’s Day has 300g of chocolates at the price of P980.00. You can find their branches at Greenbelt 5, Shangri-la Mall, Resorts World, Alabang Town Center, and Robinson’s Magnolia. For special orders, please call 893-2575 or 621-6101.

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