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 […]
We really had amazing time visiting Switzerland and Italy!
We are back home from our very nice time in Europe... We really had amazing time visiting Switzerland and Italy. Thank you so much for your help - all of the hotels were very good choices... and your tips and recommendations were very helpful... Thanks again and looking forward to work together...
Polina Rozen (San Francisco, CA)
Customized Trip, September 2015