Ok, so we are from overseas [ USA ], but just by luck we where located in the same region, Tuscany, of this company, but still it was around a 3 hour drive to Amedei.
Granted we did decide on a spur of the moment to visit them, no appointment, and this as you will was a BIG mistake!
Our family enjoys good quality dark chocolate and purchases Amedei in the United States when we can find it. When I realized we would be traveling near the factory, we booked a tasting and tour via email with Martina. She met us at the door, gave us a wonderful education of where and how cocoa is grown, harvested, and turned...
I love their porcelana, chuao & others. It's true that they contributed a finest taste to the most expensive places from Dubai's ($27,000) Cupcake and Serendipity's thousand dollars Sundaes. For chocoholics, you must try these best chocs.