Perugia is the capital city of chocolate, thanks to Eurochocolate Festival that this year will be from 13th to 22th October 2016. A unique experience, where the chocolate is proposed as a product and also as an instrument of knowledge of different worlds and cultures.
This one will be a special and really fun edition because it is dedicated to music: the 2017 Eurochocolate slogan is "All Another Music", represented by a maxi piano of real chocolate.
In the main square Piazza IV Novembre, the heart of Perugia and Eurochocolate, will be created the installation of a Maxi Chocolate Piano with the piano keys of white and dark chocolate, where visitors will have fun sharing a unique and original selfie. On stage also musical games to win sweet tastes!
And this is because Eurochocolate is also sharing: a gluttonous feast and, at the same time, an experience to live in company !
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Music at Eurochocolate
A special music exhibit is absolutely not to be missed: the original exhibit of musical instruments made by chocolate with 11 full-scale instruments including guitar, trumpet and xylophone. The exhibit will be the scenery of one of the most well-established appointment of the Festival: Chocolate with the Author, a series of meeting dedicated to sweets literature.
For this 2017 Edition, Eurochocolate has also some important partnerships such as the one with Radio Subasio, official radio of the event that will involve guests and listeners in funny initiatives during all the Festival, or the one with MEI - Meeting Etichette Indipendenti that will bring to Perugia emerging singers and musicians. The main theme, as always, is the chocolate: the artists will introduce special songs dedicated to it and we are all impatient to listen them during the nights of the Festival. It is really another music, we can say it!
In addition to the emerging music, space also to the traditional one with the event #BandaLarga dedicated to the marching bands, cultural groups who characterize many Umbrian and Italian communities. A bridge of notes that wants to join a popular festival like Eurochocolate to the best expressions of the marching band culture of our country, thanks to the esibitions organized in collaboration with Anbima - National Association of Italian Marching Bands.
To have a memory of this special 2017 Eurochocolate, guests will be enchanting by the new line of chocolate products inspired by music of Costruttori di Dolcezze by Eurochocolate. There will be chocolate cassette tapes, vinyls, CDs, radios and piano keyboards of white and dark chocolate. The world of music is mixes with the one of chocolate, creating emotions and memories with a touch of sweetness.
All the old city center will turn into a real paradise for gourmands: an open-air general store of chocolate, with thousands of products and more than a hundred companies of the national and international confectionery sector!
The best chocolate companies, both artisanal and industrial, will be present at the festival with their stand through the streets of the center of Perugia.
Here there are some examples:
- Lindt, in Piazza della Repubblica, with a charming glutton path and the new Mini Praline all to taste;
- The historic chocolate Icam with the passion to the made in Italy chocolate of Agostoni family;
- Pernigotti and its rich variety of delights, from Praline and Snacks to the Creams, in addition to the Spalm Beach area, equipped with deckchairs and umbrellas for a moment of chocolate and relax;
- Caffarel and its famous Gianduiotto, a perfect mix of the best chocolate with the precious hazelnuts IGP Piemonte;
- Cecilia e Paul - cioccolato originale will bring you to discover the best artisanal chocolate, from the cocoa bean to the chocolate tablet;
- Eraclea, ready to bring you in the tradition of the world of italian hot chocolate with its 24 tastes, in addition to the new yogurt cold cream and the Eraclea coffee to enrich the sweetness of your chocolate cup;
- Creamy Yogurt Fage Total all to enjoy;
- Ricola, the inimitable Swiss herbal candy with its 13 special tastes and the new one of Herb Caramel;
- the exhibition spaces of the artisan chocolate makers ... and much more!
There will be then the classical appointments as the famous Chocolate Statues, scheduled on Sunday 15th October in Corso Vannucci, Piazza IV Novembre and Piazza Matteotti.
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Stand, workshops and tastings
Are you ready to become a real chocolate expert? You will walk through the stands and discover the most good and special products made by chocolate, and of course with Eurochocolate you will take part in guided tastings, workshops and meetings, to learn all the features and the secrets of chocolate and its world. Joining is free and easy, you only have to subscribe to one or more of the appointments! The calendar will be available in October, so follow us to stay up to date!
Without forgetting the kids: every afternoon and on the weekend there will be many educational meetings about cocoa and chocolate, expecially dedicated to the children, to learn while having fun and enjoying sweet tasting!
Handling and cake design, preparation of biscuits, discovery of the production of fair chocolate ... the definition of programs is in progress. The laboratories are free and open to all children, it is not necessary to reserve.
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For the complete program and all the informations, look at the official site of Eurochocolate