ChocoCortona

20 Sep

This weekend, Cortona is hosting ChocoCortona, La Grande Festa del Cioccolato Artiginale, or festival of handcrafted chocolates.

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And what a selection there is. You can sign up for chocolate making lessons,

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observe various chocolate cooking shows,

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or simply wander the tents filled with chocolate delicacies.

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Some of the chocolates are especially creative:

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Various cheeses or an antipasto platter ©Blogginginitaly.com

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Cars, purses or shoes? ©Blogginginitaly.com

While others are just plain tempting…

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Fresh waffles or hot fudge covered fruit skewers ©Blogginginitaly.com

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Covered nuts and fruits ©Blogginginitaly.com

Look no further for that kid in a candy shop…

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Or a happy messy one…

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Thinking of an after dinner liquor? So many flavors to choose from.

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But then why wait till after dinner when you can have a shot in a chocolate filled cup!

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However you like your chocolate, you’re sure to find it at ChocoCortona.

Ciao,

Judy

12 Responses to “ChocoCortona”

  1. jean September 20, 2015 at 10:08 AM #

    Oh no……..CHOCOLATE! My downfall. Is there a shop to buy some when the festival is not on?

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    • blogginginitaly September 20, 2015 at 3:54 PM #

      Plenty of gelao to fill your chocolate needs!

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      • jean September 20, 2015 at 10:29 PM #

        YUM!

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  2. Deb September 20, 2015 at 10:13 AM #

    This looks so delicious. I have tried only a few times to use chocolate and it’s challenging. Truly an art!

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  3. Elissa Piano Flaska September 20, 2015 at 10:43 AM #

    Wow!!! I really enjoyed seeing this! (Elissa Flaska.. Bill and Tina’s friend)

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  4. Barbara Kaines September 20, 2015 at 11:16 AM #

    Judy
    Yummy! My only disappointment is the last 2 years this festival was held the second weekend of our stay. I so enjoyed seeing all the things they made out of chocolate, and of course had to sample a few too. Ron says it is better for his waistline that he missed it. But I say when on holiday we should indulge in all there is to experience.
    I am frantically trying to get all the things on my many lists completed, and I get more excited with every item I cross off a list.
    See you soon,
    Barbara

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  5. Diana September 20, 2015 at 2:41 PM #

    yay fun! Chocolate fest! Love every sagra…but for sure the chocolate ones!

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  6. Roberto September 21, 2015 at 9:31 AM #

    I just gained two pounds reading this

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