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WHEN: The event is held between October 19th and October 28rd, 2012. The event attracts about 900,000 visitors to this gorgeous part of Italy.
Italy’s most well-known chocolate company Perugina (a subsidiary of Nestlé), is known for their famous Baci (Kiss) chocolate and hazelnut product. Some of their other brands include Lindt and Caffarel. EuroChocolate offers yummy chocolate products including: chocolate covered bananas, chocolate liqueur, chocolate molds and chocolate bricks.
EuroChocolate offers a wide variety of chocolate activities including: chocolate art displays, experimental chocolate tastings, street performances and chocolate sculpting. There is even an opportunity to make a chocolate day spa appointment.
Sophisticated foodies should also make plans to attend the “Orvieto con Gusto” Food and Wine Festival. Check out the official website @ www.orvietocongusto.it. This festival is organized by the city of Orvieto in conjunction with the Association of Slow Food.
Umbria is considered the belly button of Italy because it’s located in the center of the peninsula. It is protected by the Apennines and has no outlet to the sea but the region is home to the Tiber River. Historically, the Etruscans, Romans and the Catholic Church have contributed to the architectural splendor of Umbria. Visit the magnificent cathedrals in Umbria: Orvieto and Spoleto. Make a pilgrimage to the UNESCO World Heritage Franciscan Basilica of Assisi.
The Perugia Jazz Festival, the Spoleto Festival, the Sagra Musicale Umbria in Perugia and the Festival della Nazioni are also annual events worth attending in Umbria. The culinary scene is dominated by the art of “norcino” and includes regional specialties like porchetta cooked on a spit, mazzafegato and capocollo. Umbrian wine options worth trying are Montefalco Sagrantino, Torgiano Rosso Riserva, Assisi and Orvieto.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Italy Travel Guides at www.vino-con-vista.com
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