A graceful Liberty style with solid, still nineteenth-century lines, all original: counter, marbles, windows, floors, vaults, and even the antique dough kneader and cash till. Bontempelli, a teacher at the Regio Ginnasio, used to enjoy his literary leisure hours here in 1904. King Vittorio Emanuele III visited in 1923. Prince Umberto of Savoy would pop in on his way to his amorous encounters. Mario Soldati came by in 1957 while filming his ‘Viaggio nella valle del Po’. A repository of long pastry traditions, with the Baci di Cherasco, pralines, giandiuotti, tartufi, damine and dragées.