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In this time of year, with the first cold and the days getting shorter, I suggest a weekend between Perugia and Umbria, a region that offers its best with the colors and scents of Autumn.
Don’t miss a visit to the historical center of Perugia, shaped by the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; the city is an Etruscan installation.
Here is the Fontana Maggiore in Piazza IV Novembre, with its beautiful tiles, and on the backdrop you can see the Palazzo dei Priori and the Cathedral of San Lorenzo.
The walls of Perugia, made of large boulders, are crossed by Porta Marzia, Porta Mandorla and by Arco Etrusco..
For a dinner that combines a modern cuisine to traditional dishes of Umbria you can choose La Taverna – Via delle Streghe, 8 ( tel. +39 (0)75 5724128 )
In these days in Perugia is taking place Eurochocolate, a must for chocolate addicted.
If you have time, I recommend a trip to Lake Trasimeno where you can enjoy yourself with nice walks in the villages along the lake.
Discover as well our B&B in Umbria!
The sweeter and more tasty event of the year is just around the corner, from the 14th to the 23rd October the Eurochocholate in Perugia celabrates its 18th birthday.
Do you love chocholate and have always a bar in your kitchen? Or does chocolate represent for you a little whim to have only sometimes? Now you can fall into temptation and enjoy all the tastes of the most famous chocolate companies.
Be ready to have an experiences which will satisfy all your five senses, from taste to sight. After visiting the refined Chocolate Boutique, you can have a break at the Chocolate House, drinking your coffee while tasting the best chocolate of the kermess. Since it’s going to be colder and colder, why don’t you drink your first hot chocolate right here? You can sip it while walking through all the chocolate stands.
On the 16th October you can also stop to watch artists, who create their wondeful chocolate sculptures, such as the huge Italy, made to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Unity of Italy.
And after spending the whole day walking and tasting, there is nothing better than sitting and listening to some Italian and foreign writers, telling something about
their last book.
Eurochocolate is not only an event for adults, it also enables children to live their “chocolate” experience. They will have the chance to attend courses for little confectioners and prepare cakes and biscuits together with their parents.
Last but not least, make your holiday even more memorable discovering our B&Bs in Umbria.
It’s almost Eurochocolate time in Perugia, Umbria once more. The Italian festival for chocolate lovers the world over, Eurochocolate runs for a deliciously long eight days from 15 to 24 October 2010, providing a great excuse to come to Italy for a break. Hopefully hearing a little about this year’s event will sweeten you up a little.
Perhaps the sweetest food festival in Italy, Eurochocolate has been melting the hearts of chocolate fans, both young and old, since 1994. The chocolate festival has proven so popular that complimentary events can be found in Rome, and another city which chocolate lovers might like to check out, Turin.
Perugia’s annual Eurochocolate chocolate festival came about as the fruit of the labour of Italian chocolate company Perugina – makers of Baci – Kisses – chocolates, well known both in Italy and abroad. Nowadays, Perugina is part of the Nestlé group, who, to the great relief of chocolate fans the world over, decided to keep Eurochocolate going. Eurochocolate has become a key event in Italy’s rich gastronomic cultural events calendar.
Eight Sweet Days
Lasting no less than 8 sweet days, Eurochocolate is a chocolate lovers delight. And the setting adds to the delight too. Filling the main squares and lining many streets of Perugia, there will be a whole host of displays of chocolate, workshops on the art of chocolate and, of course, plenty of opportunities to taste lots and lots of chocolate!
Whilst nibbling on a bar of chocolate, visitors will also be able to see chocolate sculptures taking shape before their very eyes, as local confectioners attempt to create the most elaborate and spectacular all-chocolate sculptures they possibly can.
Sculptures like the zippy one in the video below:
Don’t forget to hang around until the end of Eurochocolate as the sculptures are broken up and chunks of chocolate are handed out to festival visitors.
In addition to chocolate art, local chefs will be battling it out to create some fabulous chocolate based recipes.
Some 4000 years ago, the Mayans’ discovered the health benefits of the cocoa plant. Part of Eurochocolate will be dedicated showing to how chocolate can be good for you.
Chocolate Souvenirs and New Chocy Products to try
If you do go, then keep an eye out for the Chock-In travel chocolates, which every chocolate loving traveller must pack in their suitcases just in case a certain need needs to be satisfied.
Then there are the scummy walnut cream filled chocolates made by the Costruttori di Dolcezze candy company. Costruttori di Dolcezze also make the ChocoZipBag which can be used as a pencil case, make-up bag or, place to keep a few bars of chocolate handy.
Lots of Chocolate Fun
All in all, Perugia’s Eurochocolate festival is a lot of fun for the whole family, and very much an international affair too.
How about sweetening up your chocolate loving other half by booking him or her a chocolate based break in Perugia? If this idea sounds sweet, then why not start by taking a look at a few bed and breakfasts and self-catering apartments around Perugia. The Perugia area of Italy, which includes the lovely lake Trasimeno is well worth exploring.
To help you get the most out of your visit to Perugia and Eurochocolate, you might like to hire a car, in which case try AutoEurope.