Eurochocolate is the International Chocolate Exhibition of Europe, dedicated to people’s passion for the sweet flavor of cocoa; entrance and all activities are free. Each year, the Eurochocolate Festival is held in the city of Perugia’s historic squares in central Italy. Since 1993, this event has been recognized as one of the largest chocolate festivals in all of Europe. The event will allow individuals to discover the different flavors of chocolate from cultures around the world.
For nearly ten days in October about one million expected visitors will flock to this deliciously fun event. The festival offers various chocolate activities, some of which include experimental tasting, cooking classes, performances, sculpting and art displays, all of course, involving chocolate. Many snacks will be available for purchase such as chocolate liqueurs and bricks, from only the top chocolatiers on the planet. Other souvenirs include t-shirts, mugs, lollipops, and more.
The main attractions are: the Chocolate Show, Eurochocolate World, Chocolate Sculptures and more.
The 2017 edition of Eurochocolate celebrates the important bind between the world of music, chocolate and the city of Perugia. On this occasion a large real size piano will be set in Piazza IV Novembre featuring a mix of white and dark chocolate and offering visitors the ideal setting for a selfie. Themed games and chocolate tastings will also be available to the wider public.
A Chococard can be purchased at the festival, which offers guests special privileges including:
– free chocolate salmples, plus gadgets provided by the official sponsors
– participation to the ChocoCard 2017 contest featuring over 100 prizes
– discounts on chocolate to be purchased at the stands of the Chocolate Show
– priority registration at the local hotels, restaurants, bars and themed parks.
A not to be missed event – and remember, “Chocolate doesn’t ask silly questions, chocolate understands.”
Choco card can be purchased on site or online at 6 euros.
By Airplane: Fly into International Umbria Airport, airport bus or taxi will take passengers directly to the city center.
By Car: Car parking is available, most space in Pian di Massiano. When parked, take the Mini Metro Train to the city center (Approx. 10 min).
By Train: take train to Perugia Fontivegge Station. Then take bus or taxi to the city center.
By Bus/Coach: Take bus to Piazza Partigiani Square Bus Station. City center is walking distance from there.
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