Cioccolatò: a tempting Chocolate Fair in Turin

From 2nd to 11th March 2012, a sweet initiative will be held in the city of Turin, Cioccolatò, the famous, yearly chocolate fair taking place in Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

The 9th edition of this event will be entitled “O ci vai o ci sei”, a funny sentence cross-referring an Italian way of saying (“Ci sei o ci fai?” – “Are you just plain stupid or what?”) and inviting in a very explicit way tourists and Turin citizens to the event. With its several initiatives scheduled, this event is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy and taste many kinds of chocolate and delicacies and find out more about chefs’ secrets and recipes.

In the works you’ll find meetings with Piemonte professionals and masters of chocolate and pastry making, tastings, funny activities for children, cultural and entertainment initiatives.

Here are some oddities about this edition program:

Chocolate Show: the large area of chocolate in which you’ll find all the specialities of the traditional sweet cuisine thanks to a selection of the best firms of the sector. Open all days from 10 am to 8 pm (Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm).

Chocogadget: in this large area you’ll find many interesting and funny objects dedicated to chocolate, such as the Chocolamp, the fantastic Chocoumbrella, the Chococmouse and many more. Open all days from 10 am to 8 pm (Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm).

Gianduiotto Day: on Sunday 11th March from 3 pm on, there will be a special initiative dedicated to the very famous Turin chocolate candy: the gianduiotto. Visitors will have the chance to gather different kinds of gianduiotto made by many different producers and taste them all.

Spalm Beach: a real bathing establishment will be set up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto with sunbeds, beach umbrellas, deckchairs and bathing cabins, where you’ll have the chance to taste for free a slice of bread with spreadable chocolate. Enjoy! From Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 to 7 pm. On Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm.

So, if you have a sweet tooth, come to Turin and visit Cioccolatò 2012, from 2nd to 11th March 2012.

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