Italy is in its 4th week of quarantine which means we’re all starting to get a bit creative with how we pass the time whether we’re cooking, working out, or day dreaming. Today, we’re thinking particularly of October in Perugia when we’ll all be out in the streets, saying hello to friends and family, taking in the music and free samples of the Eurochocolate Festival, and breathing in the smell of roasted chestnuts!
What are we looking forward to the most?
Chocolate Sculptures: Each year, massive bricks of chocolate are provided, and sculptors climb on small platforms daily to carve those marble-like bricks into cocoa-inspired masterpieces! I should also mention they tend to fill small bags with chocolate shavings and gifting those out to passersby.
The Nespresso Tent: Most years, Nespresso has a tent just outside the Umbra Institute with a dozen coffee machines being tested for the public. What’s better than sampling the different flavors for free as you try to decide which best match your morning palate?
Scavenger Hunts: Usually, the festival provides a little scavenger hunt card for a low price that inspires you to explore, looking for specific items that let you sample sweet souvenirs at no added cost!
Endless Chocolate Vendors: Ferrer Rocher, Perugina, Lindt, and many more. The festival’s website says it is expecting 130 exhibitors for 2020’s 27th edition. These vendors offer chocolate that is often carved into all sorts of shapes and sizes, in a diverse array of flavors and colors, ready for any occasion.
Chocolate-Making Classes: Need I say more?
So, yeah, maybe Perugia’s fountain only runs with chocolate in our dreams…but are our dreams really that far from reality?
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Click here to learn more about the Eurochocolate Festival.