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Villa Franca Hotel Positano

Li Galli Panettone...don't call it cake!


Its origin goes back to 1495. During the luxurious Christmas banquet given by the Duke of Milan, the desert got burnt. A young Chef, called Toni, came up with a rich brioche bread, filled with raisins and candied fruit. The Duke loved it, and so the tradition of "Pane di Toni" was born.

Later, in 1821, Panettone became a symbol of liberty in Italy. Red candied cherries and green-coloured citrus replaced the raisins and fruit, creating the red, white and green Italian flag. A Christmas bread with an exceptional story, and - when made right - equally exceptional taste. 

With a look to the past and an eye to the future our Executive Chef Savio Perna and our Pastry Chef Carmine Di Nardi reinvented the original recipe using the best regional products and the iconic sourdough "Lievito Madre".

The "Lievito Madre" makes the product authentic and brings to the "Pane di Toni" a better flavour. It’s got all the characteristics of a product prepared at home or in an artisanal way.

The Li Galli Panettone, available for purchase through our HVF Emporium, got sold out in a couple of weeks.