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A blueberry mousse, strawberry heart-shaped mousse and lemon mousse accompany a strawberry and kiwi mini pie on a plate at Peratoner.
A blueberry mousse, strawberry heart-shaped mousse and lemon mousse accompany a strawberry and kiwi mini pie on a plate at Peratoner. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
A blueberry mousse, strawberry heart-shaped mousse and lemon mousse accompany a strawberry and kiwi mini pie on a plate at Peratoner.
A blueberry mousse, strawberry heart-shaped mousse and lemon mousse accompany a strawberry and kiwi mini pie on a plate at Peratoner. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
A chocolate mousse filled with strawberry jam is accompanied nicely by a cup of liquid chocolate, whip cream and half of a strawberry at Peratoner, a store in Pordenone, Italy known for its chocolate.
A chocolate mousse filled with strawberry jam is accompanied nicely by a cup of liquid chocolate, whip cream and half of a strawberry at Peratoner, a store in Pordenone, Italy known for its chocolate. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
Elaborate chocolate creations fill the shelves of Peratoner, a chocolate shop in Pordenone, Italy.
Elaborate chocolate creations fill the shelves of Peratoner, a chocolate shop in Pordenone, Italy. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
Mouth-watering desserts fill the refrigerators at Peratoner. How is one to choose?
Mouth-watering desserts fill the refrigerators at Peratoner. How is one to choose? (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
A fountain flowing with chocolate adorns the entryway of Peratoner where you can feast on sweets and enjoy a variety of hot drinks.
A fountain flowing with chocolate adorns the entryway of Peratoner where you can feast on sweets and enjoy a variety of hot drinks. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
Peratoner, a chocolate shop in the walking district of Pordenone, Italy, produces elaborate pieces of chocolate, such as this train.
Peratoner, a chocolate shop in the walking district of Pordenone, Italy, produces elaborate pieces of chocolate, such as this train. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
There's is more than just hot chocolate at Peratoner, a chocolate shop in Pordenone Italy. The 73 red canisters on this wall each contains a different type of tea.
There's is more than just hot chocolate at Peratoner, a chocolate shop in Pordenone Italy. The 73 red canisters on this wall each contains a different type of tea. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
The entrance to Peratoner, a chocolate shop located in the walking district of Pordenone, Italy.
The entrance to Peratoner, a chocolate shop located in the walking district of Pordenone, Italy. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
White chocolate walnuts fill a chocolate egg in a display window at Peratoner, a chocolate store in the walking district of Pordenone, Italy.
White chocolate walnuts fill a chocolate egg in a display window at Peratoner, a chocolate store in the walking district of Pordenone, Italy. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
Peratoner, a chocolate shop in Pordenone, Italy, makes elaborate chocolate displays. Here, two edible mice decorate chocolate made to look like cheese.
Peratoner, a chocolate shop in Pordenone, Italy, makes elaborate chocolate displays. Here, two edible mice decorate chocolate made to look like cheese. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)

Valentine’s Day has passed us by, but the aromas and tastes of chocolate still linger at Peratoner, a confectionary lover’s paradise.

When you step into Peratoner in Pordenone, Italy, you enter not only the world of sweets and pastries but a festival of chocolate, as the inviting display window reads.

This small chocolate store located in the walking district of Pordenone, Italy, displays a fountain of rich running chocolate and showcases more sweets than you can sample in one sitting.

You might ask yourself, Where to start?

Display cases are packed with little bite-size mousse morsels, and refrigerators are filled with cakes and chilled desserts.

Cocoa beans litter the shop, but the cocoa tree in the middle of the store isn’t real, and the chocolates are made in a workshop next door. Peratoner offers an array of drinks besides the expected hot chocolate, from a stout and rather strong Irish coffee, to more than 100 different teas, including Earl Grey, fennel licorice and orange cream.

After you’ve sat back and indulged in all your stomach can handle, you can walk to the nearby workshop and watch the chocolatiers create the intricate chocolates on display.

Unless you’re grabbing something off the drink menu, be sure to ask about the prices. Few items in the store carry price tags.

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Peratoner

Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele 22, Pordenone, Italy

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday; closed Monday and for break between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. Sweets vary in price, but drinks range from 1.50 to 5 euros. Be sure to ask for prices before buying.

Attire: Casual

Menu: In Italian

Information: (39) 0434-520014, www.peratoner.it

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