Mention the word chocolate to anyone, and what easily comes to mind are places like Switzerland and Belgium. The Piedmont region of Italy, however, is likewise a venerable chocolate center of Europe, and nowhere is this more evident than in its capital, Turin, dubbed as the chocolate capital of Italy. For the last 10 years, this city in northern Italy has been hosting the CioccolaTó festival, an annual gala dedicated to all things chocolate which attracts Italy’s most renowned confectionery companies and chocolate artisans. The truth is, there is hardly any better way to spend a vacation in Italy than by enjoying samples of Turin’s delectable sweets while also immersing oneself in its rich heritage in the arts and architecture. But the journey of the chocolate from the Americas to Europe is equally as fascinating. Indeed, it is a bittersweet story. For one thing, the arrival of chocolate to the […]
All of the arrangements you made went perfectly
We have returned from our trip to Italy, and I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all that you did for us. All of the arrangements you made went perfectly, and all the services and accommodations were first-rate. These details made our trip so much easier and enjoyable, and such...
Julie Kumpf (New Providence, NJ)
Customized Vacation, June 2015