Cementing a history..
Dolceria del Corso was established in 1984, with nothing more then capable hands and a passion for food. As all good things, we have transformed, evolved and developed over the years; cementing a piece of history in the city of Volterra as the oldest shop in town. One thing has always remained, our passion for excellence; a passion to achieve the highest quality of food and cementing the traditions of Tuscany. As our grandparents before us, we strive to be rooted in our community, grounded in the people, culture and tradition. Our emphasis on tradition and excellence has propelled us out of the small town of Volterra, into every region of Italy and into France, Germany & Great Britain. We work with the highest form of passion, dedication and professionalism; ensuring our customers are greeted with the exquisite taste of Tuscany in each bite.
In 1971, at age 14, Giancarlo got his start with his father & his father’s business associates. With a dream and burning desire to succeed, Giancarlo, his father Terzilio and his wife, Fabiola, set out own their own. In 1984, they opened the doors to Dolceria del Corso, were their passion, vision, dedication and drive excelled. Dolceria del Corso began as a pastry shop, selling only cakes and pastries, years later it expanded into a full café. With the renovations in 1998, a tea room was added and our kitchen expanded three times in size. Its success has been attributed to the ownership style: a pastry shop of the people, for the people. We are owners who embrace the community as their extended family, treating them with the very best pastries and cakes Tuscany has to offer. Not only did we hold true to our culture, we pushed the bounds of the creative arts in the culinary world; giving our customer's the perfect blend of old and new.
Over the course of 35 years, we have been one of the top pastry shops in Pisa. We have extended our reach from Volterra to high powered cities like: Rome, Milan, Bologna and Turin. We have crossed international boarders into France, Germany & Great Britain, supplying them with the traditional Tuscan pastries and cakes. Today, we are still recognized as a central hub of Volterra; still rooted and grounded in the people and culture. As some say, we are arguably number one for pastries and cakes; providing restaurants and shops with pastries and making the majority of cakes for our community. We are part of the evolution of pastries and cakes in Volterra, as we are famously known for our wedding cake designs. We have brought new ideas and recipes into the culinary world and pushed the bounds of culinary art. We are the go to for wedding cakes and new inventions.