@ddljohn-- Have you ever had cannolis? I think if you like eclairs, you will also like cannolis. They're also very good.
My favorite Italian dessert is profiterole. It's a thick and rich dark chocolate souffle with a few cream puffs hidden inside. For those who love chocolate, this is the ultimate Italian dessert. If I'm having a bad day, a cup of profiterole is enough to lift my spirits. I think of it as an antidepressant!
I've tried desserts from various European countries. After French desserts, Italian desserts are the best. Italians make use of all my favorite desserts. There is a lot of pastry, a lot of cream and a lot of chocolate involved.