Thursday, November 12, 2009
Chocolate & The City
It's that time of year again here in Bologna, the annual Chocolate Festival hits Piazza Maggiore next weekend, and we have officially begun the countdown to the festivities!
Every November, over a 100 exhibitors showcase their chocolate delicacies from the major production districts around Italy like Tuscany, Piedmont and Sicily, as well as Valle D'Aosta, Sardinia, Puglia and of course Emilia Romagna. A chocolate lovers dream come true!
The festival also holds daily lessons on how to make chocolate and gelato (with samples of course!) and holds a variety of events scattered throughout the city. Other events include: the Nero Cioccoshow, a blindfolded chocolate guide for your senses, delicious photographs by Bolognese Giancarlo Bononi, as well as the Chocolate Hot Show where you'll find the famous corset designed by La Perla for Victoria Beckham and the proceeds go to benefit research against Breast Cancer.
For a full list of events, click here.
For more information on how to get to the event and where to stay, click here.