Autumn in Rome means the return of chocolate season! Artisanal chocolate shops slow their productions during the hot summer months, focusing instead on Jordan almonds, fruit jellies and other non-melty sweets. By November, the city's few but delectable chocolate shops are back in action. La Bottega del Cioccolato in Monti sells beautifully packaged and loose milk and dark chocolate from its displays that resemble a jewelry shop counter. In the winter, they also sell hot chocolate to take away.