Chocolate in Perugia: da leccarsi i baffi
Eurochocolate is a food event in Perugia Umbria and a walhalla for “chocoholics” like me. Every year in October Perugia is transformed into a chocolate city.
Perugia is not only famous because of its university but also for its production of the famous “Baci” (kisses) Perugina. The chocolate factory and its museum are just outside the city centre, along the Viale San Sisto. Perugina chocolate is famous in Italy and can be found in supermarkets and bars all over the country.
Eurochocolate started in 1994 and is a great success ever since. The streets and squares in the historical centre are filled with stands selling chocolate. There are also exhibitions that explain the history of chocolate.
This year the theme is #mustachoc “Da leccarsi i Baffi”. Baffi means mustache which is the symbol of this year’s Eurochocolate 2015. Da Leccarsi i Baffi means mouth watering or to lick your fingers.On the main square of Perugia, IV Novembre you’ll find a huge chocolate moustache. This sculpture has been made by professionally skilled sculptors.
During this event it is not possible to go up by car. You are more or less forced to take the Mini-metrò to the city centre or one of the shuttle busses.
If you would like to purchase chocolate or chocolate souvenirs online you can visit this website: Chocostore. A store originally from Perugia, Umbria. But nowadays you find them everywhere in Italy.
If you are in Umbria in October, don’t forget to visit this amazing event. It takes place from October 16 till October 25, 2015.