For the past week, Perugia was transformed into the city of chocolate. Thousands of Perugians and visitors filled the city center observing demonstrations, tasting varieties of chocolate, watching concerts and fashion shows, and enjoying all the activities throughout the week.
EuroChocolate is an annual festival held in Perugia and sponsored by Perugina Chocolate Company, makers of the famous Baci chocolates. EuroChocolate, in addition to the Umbria Jazz festival held in July, brings thousands of visitors to Perugia each year.
In photo: visitors reach for chocolate shavings from one of the chocolate sculptures along Corso Vanucci. (photo by Rebekah Stalter, Cornell University)