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The Chocolate Festival in Bologna- “CioccoShow” Is Back

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Are you ready for a delicious weekend in Bologna? Then get ready because CioccoShow is back again this year!


“Cioccoshow” Chocolate Festival

“Cioccoshow” is a chocolate festival par excellence that has taken place every year since 2005 in the heart of Bologna’s Piazza XX Settembre. From November 21-24, the 15th edition is back and full of events, shows and novelties that will delight its visitors. Over the years “Cioccoshow” has grown to reach 330,000 visitors in five days and draws artisan exhibitors from all over Italy.

Planet Cocoa will be new this year with 18 square meters dedicated to the history of cocoa with real plants measuring two meters high. Visitors can then move on to the chocolate factory where they’ll witness all the steps of production, from cocoa roasting to modeling.

The chocolate laboratory is a true artisan laboratory where master chocolatiers will create chocolate masterpieces that will then be offered to the public.


Useful Info

  • No entrance fees
  • Opening hours are from 10 am to 7 pm
  • You can reach Bologna’s center by train (just a 5 minute walk from station); by bus (Piazza XX settembre stop); or by car (check the Comune di Bologna’s website for parking info)
  • Visit the official website for complete details (please note: English site not updated)

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