Eurochocolate Food festival in Perugia Umbria

Eurochocolate Food festival in Perugia Umbria

This year was the 25th edition of Eurochocolate in Perugia, its silver anniversary. Eurochocolate is a free food event and is one of the most important chocolate events of Italy! The main attraction of this year was on the centre stage of the Piazza IV Novembre: a huge box of different kinds of chocolates that is 4 meters high. The box of chocolates contains 25 […]

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Chocolate in Perugia: da leccarsi i baffi

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 […]

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Pasticceria Sandri since 1860 in Perugia

Pasticceria Sandri since 1860 in Perugia

Along the Corso Vannucci is the best pastry shop in Perugia. Sandri, founded by the Swiss family Schucani in 1860 is a very historic pasticceria. They have been making the best pastries ever since! You will be amazed by its vitrine and its its interior. The coffee and sweets are great to look at and to taste! -posted by Sylvia van der Male-

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Cioccolataio

So we had peracottaio and today we give you cioccolataio. A cioccolataio is someone who makes and sells chocolate. ‘Fare una figura da cioccolataio’ means leaving a bad impression (fare brutta figura). There is a nice story attached to this. A cioccolataio had done brisk business and with the¬† proceedings bought himself a very nice carriage which looked very much like the one the king […]

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Different Chocolate Festival

For quite some time Perugia has had its yearly chocolate festival, Eurochocolate. It is quite an event these days, lots of people and not easy to get into town. Besides people there is a lot of chocolate for sale. More alternative minded italians are of the opinion that the event has been hijacked by big commerce and that you can buy the chocolate they sell […]

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