Calling all chocoholics: An invitation to an Italian choc fest!
Indulge in a week-long chocolate festival break in Italy for £225pp this October
Never mind waiting until Christmas to immerse yourself in one of life's sweetest pleasures. Chocolate-lovers looking to satisfy their cravings can book a last minute, week-long trip with To Tuscany Villas to Perugia's Eurochocolate Festival in October for just £225pp. For £690, four people can stay at villa Morleschio, a typical Italian cottage only 15 minutes drive from the beautiful city of Perugia and the Eurochocolate Festival. With return flights from Stansted Airport to Perugia currently at around £52pp for a 15th of October departure, that works out at around £225pp for the whole trip, which makes a great excuse for a last minute autumnal chocolate treat!
Perugia's Eurochocolate Festival is Europe's most famous festival of its kind and is set to fill the streets of Umbria's capital city from Friday 15th to Sunday 24th October with a celebration of all things chocolaty. Featuring chocolate from all over Europe, visitors will be able to delight in free sample tastings, visit related exhibitions and demonstrations, sample some of the latest chocolate-based beauty treatments and even marvel at huge chocolate sculptures carved in the Piazza IV Novembre. Wandering through the medieval streets, they will find the main piazzas and streets are scattered with stalls selling chocolate in its pure form or blended into ice creams, cakes, pastries and even savoury dishes. For those looking to brush up on their culinary skills, there are chocolate cooking classes, while informative seminars will educate people in the nutritional and dietary benefits of the tasty treat.
The chocolate festival is of course also the perfect excuse to visit the medieval city of Perugia, known as 'The Green Heart of Italy'. Special guided tours of the city, a wealth of architecture and surrounding countryside to explore and an abundance of chocolate will all make for a delicious week away.
Villa Morleschio is available for a 7-night booking only (from any day of the week) and is currently available during the Eurochocolate Festival. Travellers need to book flights and transfers independently and are advised to fly into Perugia Airport. Villa Morleschio has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge and a private outdoor pool with breathtaking views of the surrounding Umbrian hills. For more information and images see villa Morleschio or visit www.to-tuscany.com.