Delicious Handmade Confectionery.

Real pieces of fruit, nuts, and jellies wrapped in chocolate and spices.
Much more than a box of chocolates.


Each Lavolio sweet has a delicate sugar-spun shell hand made in the old-fashioned way.

Our Journey

British-Italian entrepreneur Lavinia Davolio abandoned a high-flying career in banking to follow her passion for food. She could have opened a restaurant or trained as a chef, but instead she decided to invent a whole new category of luxury confectionery…

How an investment banker
became a confectioner extraordinaire


Lavinia grew up enriched in the famous family gastronomic tradition in Italy. She naturally spent a lot of her childhood experimenting in the kitchen and inheriting family recipes from her grandmothers. Her love for travel and adventure inspired a global education which stretched from Italy to the US and to China before she was lured to the UK to work for an investment bank.
Throughout her 9 year career her appetite for culinary creation remained constant. This appetite combined with her sense of adventure gradually developed her unrivalled passion for making original sweets and desserts at home: and so, the heart of Lavolio Confectionary started to beat! Having discovered her ambitions lay in food rather than finance, she took the plunge and created the Lavolio company, leaving the City skyline behind.
“It all started with an idea.” says Lavinia “and we have now sold more than 1 million Lavolios! Our mission is to bring you the finest sweets from artisan candy makers, beautifully packaged for an extraordinary gift experience.”

 When you commit to your craft like we do, everyone pays attention. Take a look at our award-winning Italian confectionery range to see for yourself.