The Eurochocolate festival is almost here again, the tastiest festival in Italy! It will take place in Umbria, in particular in Perugia a city famous for its chocolates, from 13th to 22nd October. Here is some basic information: To reach the city you can choose between:· Car· Airplane.
If you opt for the first, it’s good to know which way to go. If you are coming from Rome and Foligno, on the E45 exit at Balanzano, if you are arriving from Cesena, always on the E45 exit at Ponte Felcino Industrial Zone. In other cases, such as if you come from Florence, use the A1 junction and the Corciano exit to reach Perugia.Wait … there is more: the festival is absolutely free! There will be many tastings in the stands, but the greediest can buy the Choco Card, at a cost of 6 euros that entitles you to various gifts, discounts and benefits.
The chocolate festival
The 24th edition of EurochocolateLa 24esima edizione dell’Eurochocolate this year is certainly one of the things to do in Perugia if you are in the city: you will have the opportunity to participate in unique and unrepeatable events.The event is sponsored by the Umbria Region, Perugia Province, Perugia, Perugia Chamber of Commerce, who as always try to create a show promoting quality chocolate. During the festival, there will be many unforgettable moments. For example, Maxi Choco Piano will be installed in Piazza IV Novembre, a 4-meter-long piano covered with more than 1,500 bars, both white and dark chocolate, Nestlè Perugina. Isn’t it exciting?
But that’s not all … For those who take a selfie in front of the huge chocolate piano or film the shows and then share them on social networks, using the #eurochocolate hashtag there will immediately be a tasty gift! Another interesting thing are the inevitable chocolate sculptures made by skillful artists who sculpt blocks of 1 cubic meter of volume until they get real works of art! Of course, there is a lot of waste during the process, which is definitely not thrown away but offered to the public present!This will please you: the Eurochocolate World section will also be featured, with large cocoa-producing countries showing their own cocoa-based uses, customs, traditions and typical products. As already mentioned earlier, participation in the festival is completely free! You will not be asked for any tickets, there will be no endless queues in ticket offices or special passes … For those interested, however, there will be a chance to buy the Choco Card which at only 6 euros allows you to have discounts and more tastes.Let me explain: it’s good to know that there may be some special events or conferences such as cooking classes for which there are limited seats and therefore there is a need to book in advance, so I recommend you take a look at the program .
Where is this event
The famous Eurochocolate takes place in Perugia, and involves the entire city center. In particular, it will be found between Corso Vannucci, Piazza IV Novembre, Piazza Italia and its surroundings, Via Baglioni and Rocca Paolina. It is definitely a good idea if you are looking for something to visit in Italy: all you have to do is to get to town and walk to the historic center, from here finding the chocolate festival will be very easy!
Origins and traditions
Before leaving, you may want to know that the origins of the event date back to 1994, thanks to the architect Eugenio Guarducci who had the brilliant insight of organizing the festival. From that moment on, every year the event has had a great success and the city of Perugia was nicknamed “Chocolate City” just because during those nine days it became a real open-air chocolate shop.