Chocolate Festival, Perugia – Italy Travel Guide

Chocolate Festival, Perugia – Italy Travel Guide

Since the early 90s people have been flocking to Perugia’s annual festival of chocolate goodies: Eurochocolate. If you have a sweet tooth, book your travel plans immediately because, without a doubt, this is a dessert lover’s paradise.
Amidst Perugia’s stony streets lie dozens of carts and small shops selling their mouth-watering wares. The quiet has disappeared from the streets as songs adoring chocolate blast from street-side speakers and the hum of happy tourists gets louder and louder with each delicious bite.
Think of a flavor-any sweet or savory memory of deliciousness-and you will find it at Eurochocolate. Enjoy the regular vanilla and chocolate but also feast your eyes (and your tastebuds) on hazelnut, mint, cherry, orange, caramel, coconut, and many more.
Get your chocolate in the regular bar variety or try some chocolate liquor, hot chocolate, or even a chocolate kebab!
The big showcase of the chocolate festival every year for locals is the Baci from the Perugina chocolate factory, but dozens of other countries’ sweets are on display as well. Tours are available at the factory (in English and Italian) with aboundance of chcocolate to taste!

Useful Info for your visit during EuroChocolate
Best day to go to eurochocolate?
The first Sunday of the festival because during the day artists will create sculptures out of huge chocolate blocks.
Perugina Chocolate Factory
It’s a bit outside the city, about half an hour. Get there with a bus from Piazza Partigiani; tell the bus driver you want to get off at the Perugina. Open Mo-Fr 9-1 pm, 2-5:30 pm. You have to make an appointment for the tour. Call the free toll 800.800.907 (they speak English).
Perugina also has a chocolate school (Scuola del Cioccolato) with a special edition for Eurochocolate. For more info visit the Perugina – School of Chocolate in Perugia, Italy.

Eurochocolate

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