A visit to Perugia is not complete unless you taste the Perugina Baci chocolates. If you live in Perugia for a semester, your stay is not complete unless you visit the factory where the famous candies are made. And most of our students make the trip to tour the factory, learn the history of the company, and to taste free samples (one group, in photo). A Baci is the Italian version of a Hershey’s Kiss, but under each wrapper is a love message translated into six languages.
The Perugina Chocolate Company-and especially the Baci candy-was the highlight of this year’s EuroChocolate festival, held in October. Photo by Cindy Clough, professor of Creative Writing)