From Instagram:

This is an empty bench where Franco Ruta used to sit outside of Antica Dolceria Bonajuto with his stubby Toscano. His presence is sorely missing in Modica.

@bonajuto is the oldest Dolceria in Sicily, famous for its delectable chocolate since 1880. Franco brought the attention to this small Baroque town in southern Sicily and put it on the world’s foodie map in the most clever way.

“Niente e Nuovo”. His dry sense of humor, wry smile and good heart was as toothsome as his chocolate.

Don’t worry Franco, Pier Paolo and your lovely nipotina have your back. @gowithpeggy #modena #modicabassa #sicily #fortheloveofrealchocolate

Online orders can be made here: or join us in Sicily to experience the chocolaty goodness in person!

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