Umbria in Fiction

L’Umbria da Fiction
Benvenuti in Umbria, nel cuore verde dell’Italia, una Regione che incanta con la sua bellezza naturale e il suo fascino storico. Ma c’è qualcosa di magico nell’Umbria che va oltre i suoi paesaggi mozzafiato e le sue città medievali: è il luogo dove la magia del cinema e della televisione prende vita!
In questo viaggio cinematografico, esploreremo i luoghi incantati dell’Umbria che sono servito da sfondo per film e fiction, portando sullo schermo la ricchezza della sua cultura e della sua storia.

Città della Pieve e “CARABINIERI”
Città della Pieve caratterizzata dai suoi edifici in mattoni rossi e situata al confine tra l’Umbria e la Toscana, è stata forse la prima location in Umbria a fare da sfondo per avvincenti inseguimenti tra criminali e carabinieri, nella Fiction “Carabinieri” e che ha fatto da trampolino di lancio nella carriera da attori come Manuela Arcuri, Martina Colombari, Lorenzo Crespi…
La caserma dei carabinieri è stata collocata in via Maddalena 34 in un istituto tecnico.
Il celebre Bar Pippo, frequentato dai protagonisti della fiction, si trova invece in Piazza Matteotti, ed è ancora oggi attivo.

Assisi e “CHE DIO CI AIUTI
Assisi è stata la protagonista delle ultime stagioni della celebre fiction Rai “Che Dio ci aiuti”.
Girovagando per le strade della città, è possibile identificare gli edifici storici di Assisi che fungono da cornice alle avventure di Suor Angela, interpretata dall’attrice Elena Sofia Ricci, che attraversa il centro storico a bordo del suo ormai iconico pulmino blu. Location delle riprese sono state anche la maestosa Basilica Papale di San Francesco, la Basilica di Santa Chiara e la Cattedrale di San Rufino. Molti dei dialoghi tra Suor Angela e Suor Costanza, interpretata dall’attrice Francesca Chillemi, sono state girate, per esempio, nella chiesetta di San Giacomo de Muro Rupto.

Perugia e “LUISA SPAGNOLI”
Perugia
, la pittoresca capitale dell’Umbria, è stata il set per numerose produzioni cinematografiche e televisive: una tra queste, trasmessa nel 2016, è la serie televisiva dedicata a Luisa Spagnoli (ne avevamo parlato qui), imprenditrice lungimirante e creatrice del marchio di moda che porta il suo nome e del famoso Bacio Perugina, il cioccolatino con la nocciola ideato insieme al marito Francesco Buitoni.
La scenografia si è sviluppata soprattutto in piazza IV Novembre, tra la Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, la Fontana Maggiore e Palazzo Priori. Luisa Spagnoli, interpretata dalla bellissima e bravissima Luisa Ranieri, ha sfoggiato eleganti abiti d’epoca mentre percorreva Corso Vannucci, il corso principale di Perugia ma anche le suggestive scalette di Sant’Ercolano

“DON MATTEO” tra Gubbio e Spoleto
Gubbio
, con le sue case di pietra e i vicoli stretti, è un vero tesoro medievale che ha attirato registi di tutto il mondo. La città è stata utilizzata come primo set per il film “Don Matteo”, prima di passare. Gubbio offre un’atmosfera autentica che ha reso la serie ancora più coinvolgente per gli spettatori. A Gubbio, in particolare, sono stati utilizzati la Chiesa di San Giovanni per la canonica e la chiesa della Fiction. Nella Piazza Grande, di fronte al Palazzo dei Consolo, invece, si trovata la caserma del maresciallo Cecchini, dove è ancora posizionato il tavolo delle partite a scacchi tra Don Matteo e il Maresciallo. Le famose passeggiate in bicicletta di Terence Hill – DON MATTEO, sono girare in Via Savelli, Via Piccardi e Via Baldassini.

A Spoleto, invece, la maestosa Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, conosciuta anche come Duomo di Spoleto, è la location iconica della serie. Questo capolavoro di architettura romanica ospita opere d’arte straordinarie e rappresenta uno dei luoghi più sacri della città. Nella trama di “Don Matteo”, la cattedrale ospita la Canonica, la Caserma dei Carabinieri e il Parlatorio.
Poco distante si può ammirare Piazza della Signoria dove sono state girate molte scene della Fiction. Palazzo Bufalini è stato utilizzato per le riprese in esterna della Caserma dei Carabinieri.

L’Umbria è molto più di un’incantevole regione italiana: è un mondo di possibilità per cineasti e registi che desiderano catturare la sua bellezza e il suo fascino senza tempo. Esplorare i luoghi dove sono stati girati film e fiction in Umbria è un modo affascinante per scoprire la regione da una prospettiva unica, attraverso gli occhi dei creatori cinematografici che hanno reso questi luoghi indimenticabili sul grande e piccolo schermo.

 

The Women of Umbria

On the occasion of March 8th, International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate it with some of the female figures who symbolize Umbria, a land rich in history, art, culture, and spirituality. Luisa Spagnoli, Marchioness Elena Guglielmi, Maria Vittoria Semolesti, Saint Clare of Assisi, and Saint Rita of Cascia… Women symbols of entrepreneurial spirit, faith and devotion, and still universal values of strength, courage, and independence, which continue to inspire women and men all over the world.

Luisa Spagnoli
A name that immediately evokes images of refined fashion and chocolaty delights. However, her legacy goes far beyond catwalks and delicacies. After the devastations of World War II, Luisa Spagnoli became passionate about Angora rabbits, not only starting to collect them but also discovering a secret that would revolutionize the world of fashion: the art of combing, rather than shearing, these animals. A gentle gesture that allowed for a yarn of unprecedented softness, a fabric that caressed the skin like no other. And what about her delicious chocolates? The Bacio Perugina is a name known all over the world, but there’s another bar that bears her name, a creation some Perugians affectionately call “Carrarmato” (“Tank”), perhaps as a tribute to her tenacity and strength of spirit.

Saint Chiara of Assisi
Born in Assisi in 1194, Chiara Offreduccio degli Scifi, better known as Saint Clare, was a revolutionary figure of her time. A friend and follower of Saint Francis, Clare renounced her comfortable life to embrace a life of poverty and service. The founder of the Order of Poor Clares, she placed prayer and dedication to others at the center of her existence, becoming a model of inner strength and determination.

Saint Rita of Cascia
Saint Rita, born Margherita Lotti in Roccaporena, near Cascia, in 1381, is known all over the world as the saint of impossible cases. Her life was marked by great suffering and challenges, from her youth, when she was forced to marry against her will, to the death of her sons and her husband’s illness. Despite the adversities, Saint Rita found refuge in the Augustinian monastery of Cascia, where she lived until her death in 1457. Her tomb, located in the Sanctuary of Saint Rita of Cascia, attracts thousands of faithful and visitors every year, testifying to the power of hope and perseverance even in the most desperate situations.

Elena Guglielmi and Maria Vittoria Semolesti
At the beginning of the 20th century, Marchioness Elena Guglielmi brought the technique of Irish lace making to Isola Maggiore in Lake Trasimeno, inspired by the traditions born in Irish monasteries at the end of the 19th century, according to the ancient art of Venetian lace. Instead of being made with needle and bobbins, the peculiarity of this lace is created with a crochet hook using an extremely thin yarn. In 1963, the islander Maria Vittoria Semolesti restarted the activity by founding a cooperative of lace makers for the sale of Irish lace.

 

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The Legends of Saint Valentine

The story of Saint Valentine of Terni is shrouded in mystery and folklore, with various legends intertwining over the centuries.

Saint Valentine is revered as the patron saint of lovers, and his feast day on February 14th is celebrated worldwide. Valentine was a Christian bishop from Terni, who died as a martyr in Rome on February 14th, 273 AD. He was laid to rest in Terni, in the Basilica where his relics can still be found today.

One of the most famous legends tells that Emperor Claudius II in the 3rd century AD had issued a decree that prohibited the marriage of young men, believing that singles made better soldiers. However, Valentine disobeyed this decree and continued to perform secret weddings for young couples. When his disobedience was discovered, Valentine was arrested and brought before the Emperor. During his imprisonment, legend has it that Valentine healed the blindness of his jailer’s daughter and that, before his execution, he wrote her a farewell letter, signing it “From your Valentine.”

This story has helped to cement Saint Valentine’s association with romantic love. Another version of the Saint Valentine story suggests that he might have been martyred for aiding persecuted Christians during the reign of Claudius II. Yet another legend tells of Valentine witnessing two young lovers arguing and giving them a rose, urging them to hold it together as a way to reconcile, and then having doves fly around them, hence the term “lovebirds.” In any case, the figure of Saint Valentine quickly became a symbol of love and devotion, and his feast day became associated with romantic love over the centuries.

The Sanctuary of Merciful Love of Collevalenza

Umbria, with its picturesque hilly landscapes, medieval villages, and deep spiritual roots, is one of Italy’s gems. Among the numerous attractions this region has to offer, the Sanctuary of Collevalenza stands out as a place of devotion, hope, and reflection.

Located just a few kilometers from Todi, the Sanctuary of Collevalenza was founded at the behest of Mother Hope and built by the Spanish architect Julio Lafuente in 1951, with the intent of creating a place that represented and expressed God’s Mercy for all the faithful who had committed a sin and were seeking forgiveness and spiritual comfort.

An Enchanting Architecture
Beyond its spiritual significance, the Sanctuary also captivates visitors from an architectural standpoint: it has a circular plan with two large sacred halls, the crypt, and the upper church, which converge into a single architectural entity.

The Sanctuary creates a serene, welcoming, and bright atmosphere, thanks to a huge concave glass window.

Pilgrims visiting this sacred place are greeted with genuine smiles and a kindness typical of Umbrian hospitality. They can always confess, in the name of the same Mercy that the Sanctuary represents.

The Message of Water and the Famous Pools
Since March 1, 1979, the Water of the Sanctuary, coming from a nearby well, has been flowing into the pools (separated for men and women) and open to pilgrims or for the immersion of the sick, who could immerse themselves during the “Liturgy of the Waters” by the priests of the Sanctuary.

Currently, the “Liturgies of the Waters” are still active, while due to post-pandemic restrictions, immersions have been temporarily suspended, but at the same time, pilgrims who go to the Sanctuary and participate in the liturgy will be accompanied by the priest to the feet of the statue of Mary the Mediatrix to drink from the small fountains while reciting the prayer of the proper use of the Water and its spiritual meanings as “refreshment to the body and health to the soul and renewal of wonders for healings,” as always said by Mother Hope.

The Water of the Sanctuary is still considered a sign of Grace and an instrument of the Lord’s Mercy.

 

The Story of Saint Costanzo

Il 29 gennaio si festeggia San Costanzo, primo Vescovo e di Perugia e uno dei patroni del capoluogo umbro insieme a San Lorenzo e Sant’Ercolano. La storia della vita di San Costanzo e ciò che ne aleggia intorno è ricco di meraviglia, stupore, fede e misticismo con un pizzico di romanticismo e di dolcezze. Vediamo perché.

On January 29th, Saint Costanzo is celebrated, the first Bishop of Perugia, and one of the patrons of the Umbrian capital, along with Saint Lorenzo and Saint Ercolano. The story of the life of Saint Costanzo and what surrounds it is rich in wonder, amazement, faith, and mysticism, with a touch of romanticism and sweetness. Let’s see why.

 

Saint Costanzo, the Martyr

In “Mille Santi del Giorno” by Piero Bargellini, a collection of stories about the lives of saints, the description of Costanzo can be traced back to around the 2nd century AD. He was a man dedicated to faith, kindness, and generosity towards the poor, with a strong sense of duty to the Christian Church, especially during the persecutions of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

 

It is narrated that Costanzo, under the rule of Marcus Aurelius, was martyred and brutally persecuted: confined in the calidarium (ancient Roman baths) at extremely high temperatures, he miraculously emerged unharmed. He was arrested several times and forced to walk on burning coals, but nothing could shake the faith of Saint Costanzo. Around the year 178, he was arrested again and beheaded in Foligno. His remains were then returned to Perugia, where he found rest in what would later become the first Cathedral of Perugia, outside the gates of San Pietro, now known as the Church of San Costanzo.

 

The Tradition of the Wink

For lovers of romanticism, here’s a legend that during the celebrations of the Saint, the image of San Costanzo can “wink” at unmarried girls (and virgins according to medieval tradition) who present themselves in the Church where the Saint rests, to inquire if they will marry within the year. Of course, it’s a play of lights and shadows that makes the whole thing magical with a hint of love.

 

For young ladies without the foresight of a happy event predicted by the Saint, the boyfriend will give them the typical Perugian sweet, especially associated with the Feast of San Costanzo, the Torcolo.

 

The Torcolo of San Costanzo

The typical sweet of the tradition to celebrate San Costanzo is indeed the Torcolo, behind which many legends and mysteries related to the Saint are hidden, making this sweet still charming and full of history today.

 

It is handed down, in fact, that the torcolo is shaped like a ring to recall the crown of flowers placed on the Saint’s body after decapitation, or that the hole represents the severed head of the Saint, and finally, that its donut shape refers to the crown removed from the head of the Saint once decapitated. This is why a sweet studded with colored candied fruits, in memory of the precious stones of the crown! The five cuts on the donut can be traced back to the entrances to the five districts of the historic center of Perugia: Porta San Pietro, Porta Sole, Porta Eburnea, Porta Susanna, and Porta Sant’Angelo.

 

The Torcolo of San Costanzo, despite its great importance during the celebration on January 29th, is a sweet that is now enjoyed in Umbria throughout the year!

 

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On the Trail of Don Matteo in Spoleto

Spoleto, a hidden gem nestled among the green Umbrian hills, is a place rich in history, culture, and charm. Besides being an ideal destination for art and gastronomy enthusiasts, Spoleto is famous for the Festival dei Due Mondi and as the city where the popular Italian television series “Don Matteo” is filmed. Let’s explore together the enchanted places in Spoleto that provide the backdrop for the adventures of our beloved detective priest!

Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and Palazzo Bufalini The majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, also known as the Duomo di Spoleto, is the iconic location of the series. This masterpiece of Romanesque architecture houses extraordinary works of art and represents one of the holiest places in the city. In the plot of “Don Matteo,” the cathedral serves as the Rectory, the Carabinieri barracks, and the Parlor. Not far away, you can admire Piazza della Signoria, where many scenes of the fiction were shot. Palazzo Bufalini was used for external shots of the Carabinieri barracks.

Basilica of Sant’Eufemia and the Caio Melisso Theater Located inside the Episcopal Palace, built on the foundations of the ancient residence of the Lombard dukes, is the setting that hosts the Church of “Don Matteo.” Nearby is the Caio Melisso Theater, which, for the purposes of the fiction, becomes the prison parlor.

A Journey into the Heart of Spoleto Exploring the locations where the “Don Matteo” series is filmed is a fascinating experience that allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the magic of the show. Spoleto, with its rich history, charming architecture, and mysterious aura, offers an unforgettable journey into the heart of Umbria.

If you are a fan of the series, there is no better way to experience the adventures of Don Matteo and his faithful friend Cecchini, played by Nino Frassica, than to personally visit these enchanted places. Spoleto will welcome you with open arms, offering not only the beauty of its monuments but also the opportunity to relive the exciting moments you loved on the screen.

So, get ready for a journey into the world of Don Matteo, exploring the same winding alleys and bustling squares that served as the backdrop for his most thrilling investigations. Spoleto awaits you with its secrets and stories to tell, ready to enchant you with its timeless charm.

From Spoleto to Marmore by bike

A three-day proposal in one of the most beautiful areas of Umbria, which combines the beauties of Spoleto and villages such as Sant’Anatolia, Scheggino, Ferentillo and Arrone, with the uncontaminated nature of the Valnerina, before ending in front of the stupendous spectacle of the Marmore waterfall.

The Lace Makers of Irish Lace on Isola Maggiore

In the early 20th century, Marchesa Elena Guglielmi introduced the technique of Irish lace-making to Isola Maggiore in Lake Trasimeno. Inspired by traditions originating in Irish monasteries in the late 19th century and following the ancient art of Venetian lace, the Marchesa’s vision was to bring this artistry to the island.

Unlike traditional lace made with needles and bobbins, this lace is crafted with a crochet hook using an extremely fine thread. The foresight of the Marchesa also led her to bring a teacher from Turin who could pass on the art of lace-making to the first island teacher, Elvira Tosetti. Elvira was entrusted with the foundation and direction of the lace school on the island for young women, daughters of fishermen, who, until then, engaged in various activities during the day without receiving any payment. The school provided them with the opportunity to receive professional training, learning various techniques for creating tablecloths, sheets, clothes, handkerchiefs, gloves, etc. This offered them a certain economic independence (earning about 390 lire in the first year and around 2300 lire in the second year) and the ability to contribute to family expenses.

They could be seen sitting at the doorstep of their homes, engrossed in crocheting and lacework. These young women and their creations soon gained esteem from noblewomen, regular customers of the school. The crafted items were soon exhibited at the permanent market show of Italian Decorative Arts in Perugia, and sample books were sent to Industrie Femminili Italiane in Rome, ultimately being sold throughout Italy and abroad. The Irish lace from Isola Maggiore became famous and highly appreciated, positively contributing to the island’s economy, especially during fishing crises.

Later, in the 1930s, with changes in fashion and influences coming from America, Irish lace fell out of style, leading to the closure of the school. However, the island women continued to work on lace for their personal trousseaus and as an inheritance.

In 1963, Isolana Maria Vittoria Semolesti revived the activity by founding a cooperative of lace makers for the sale of Irish lace. Although the cooperative closed in 1975, the lace makers continued to work individually. Via Guglielmi, with its lace makers, became one of the attractions on the island, drawing tourists who admired the lace-making process. Even today, you can find a few lace makers working at their doorsteps.

The last lace makers of Isola Maggiore, all descendants of Maria Vittoria Semolesti’s school, still operate today. In the center of the island, in the palace that once housed the Brotherhood of Santa Maria dei Disciplinati, the Lace Museum was established, showcasing the works created by the women of Isola Maggiore from 1904 to the end of the 20th century.

The Story of the Nativity Scene of Saint Francis

Umbria is a land of ancient traditions and deep spirituality. In today’s Christmas-flavored article, we will delve into one of the most significant traditions: the Nativity Scene of Saint Francis of Assisi. This sacred representation is a testament to Umbria’s cultural and religious heritage, an icon of faith and devotion that attracts visitors from around the world.

The Birth of the Nativity Scene of Saint Francis The Nativity Scene of Saint Francis has ancient roots dating back to the 13th century. The story goes that in 1223, Saint Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Italy and founder of the Franciscan order, created the first living representation of the Nativity Scene in the Umbrian town of Greccio. This year marks the eight hundredth anniversary of the first representation. The Nativity Scene was a true gift to the birth of Jesus Christ, and Saint Francis thus initiated a tradition that has lasted for centuries throughout Italy and beyond.

The representation of the Nativity Scene in Greccio was conceived by Saint Francis as a humble cave, with a worn-out manger, and at its center, the Saint with his prayers, hymns to life, holy songs, and his profound devotion. It is in this atmosphere that the Baby Jesus makes His presence known.

Today, as in the past, the Nativity Scene is not just an artistic representation but also a powerful spiritual symbol. It embodies humility, simplicity, and the love that Saint Francis had for the child Jesus. This tradition encapsulates the essence of the Christian faith and the importance of reflecting on the true values of Christmas: love, compassion, and sharing.

The Magic of the Umbrian Nativity Scene Every year, during the Christmas season, the small villages and cities of Umbria come alive with the magic of the Nativity Scene of Saint Francis. Streets are filled with sparkling lights, Christmas music, and the air is filled with the scent of roasted chestnuts and mulled wine. Citizens passionately dedicate themselves to creating intricate and detailed scenarios depicting the nativity. Houses, streets, and squares are transformed into real living paintings, capturing the attention and admiration of residents and tourists.

The Umbrian Nativity Scene stands out for its authenticity and attention to detail, capturing the essence of daily life at the time. The figurines, skillfully crafted by local artisans, are often handmade and painted with vibrant colors, lending the Nativity Scene a touching realism.

Visiting Umbria During the Christmas Season For anyone wanting to live this unique experience, visiting Umbria during the Christmas season is an unforgettable adventure. In addition to contemplating the wonderful Nativity Scenes of Saint Francis and the living nativities in various historical and medieval villages, there are scattered Santa Claus Markets in picturesque locations such as Perugia’s Rocca Paolina, or the world’s largest Christmas tree in Gubbio or the world’s largest Christmas tree on the water of Lake Trasimeno.

Don’t miss these fantastic events; we look forward to welcoming you for your Christmas in Umbria!

 

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Fiera dei Morti

Umbria’s Fair of the Dead: A Fascinating Journey through Tradition and Culture

November 1 – 5

If you’re looking for a unique experience in Umbria, look no further. Every year, at the end of October, the region comes alive with a one-of-a-kind celebration: the Fair of the Dead, the largest fair in Central Italy.

This captivating event blends tradition, culture, and mystery into an unforgettable journey through the streets of Umbrian cities.

An Ancient Umbrian Celebration The Fair of the Dead, formerly known as the “All Saints’ Fair,” has deep roots in Umbrian tradition dating back to medieval times, starting as early as 1260. It was a genuine moment of exchange and trade of agricultural and artisanal products, as well as livestock, in preparation for the winter season.

Today, the Fair of the Dead is a vibrant mix of culture, history, and festivities not only from Umbria but from all around the world.

One of the focal points of the Fair of the Dead is the market that winds through the historic center of Perugia, along Corso Vannucci, and the large market in Pian di Massiano (easily accessible via the Mini Metro). Here, local vendors showcase a wide range of artisanal and non-artisanal products. There is also the famous Luna Park and the “Baracconi,” which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

You can find ceramic objects, fabrics, jewelry, and traditional culinary delights of local gastronomy, such as porchetta, local cured meats, and flavorful soups. Not to mention the Umbrian truffle, an autumnal delicacy that reaches the peak of its goodness during this time of the year. Additionally, there’s international cuisine from cities twinned with Perugia.

The vibrant colors of the products and the artisanal skills of the vendors create a magical atmosphere that will make you feel as if you’re immersed in an Umbrian fairy tale.

The Fair of the Dead in Umbria is a unique opportunity to delve into the soul of Umbria, discovering its history, cuisine, and people. If you’re seeking an authentic and memorable experience in Italy, look no further: the Fair of the Dead awaits you with open arms in the picturesque Umbrian cities.

The story of Eurochocolate

 

Eurochocolate: The Sweet Story of a Chocolate Festival

Chocolate, with its irresistible sweetness, has always had the power to capture the hearts of millions of people around the world. But there is a place in Umbria, specifically in Perugia, where chocolate takes center stage, an event that celebrates this culinary delight in all its forms and shades: Eurochocolate, one of the world’s most famous and beloved chocolate festivals.

It all began in 1993 when a young Italian entrepreneur named Eugenio Guarducci, returning from Oktoberfest in Munich, had the idea and desire to create a chocolate festival that celebrated the best of this delicacy and bring it to his hometown of Perugia. With great passion and determination, Guarducci organized the first edition of Eurochocolate in Perugia, the picturesque city in the heart of green Italy.

Perugia, with its rich chocolate-making tradition dating back to Luisa Spagnoli, proved to be the ideal place to host such an event. The festival started modestly, but its reputation quickly grew, attracting chocolate enthusiasts from all over the world.

In the following years, Eurochocolate experienced steady growth, becoming one of the most significant chocolate festivals globally. Perugia’s streets filled with stalls offering every imaginable type of artisanal chocolate product: pralines, bars, truffles, chocolates, and much more. The festival was not just a celebration for chocolate lovers but also an opportunity for local and national producers to showcase their creations and art. Today, after Covid-19, Eurochocolate has moved its venue to Bestia Umbra at Umbria Fiere, but still leaving some chocolatey stands in the alleys of Perugia for the curious ones.

In addition to delighting the visitors’ palate, Eurochocolate had an educational goal. The festival promoted chocolate knowledge, from its ancient history to modern production techniques, with workshops, seminars, chocolate tastings, or wine and liquor pairings where expert chocolatiers explained the nuances of chocolate production and unveiled the secrets of the unique tastes of different cocoa types. There were also cooking shows featuring demonstrations by world-renowned chefs and chocolatiers.

Eurochocolate is a true cultural experience, a journey through the world of chocolate, from its history to its most modern nuances. This festival has managed to win the hearts of chocolate enthusiasts of all ages and nationalities, demonstrating how powerful the connection between cocoa and humanity can be. If you love chocolate, there is no better place in Europe to satisfy your passion than Eurochocolate. And who knows, you might even discover new aspects of this delight that you never imagined.

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