Are you looking for family-friendly activities in Umbria, Italy? For something fun to do on a weekend, be sure to book a Perugina Chocolate Factory Tour.For Valentine’s weekend, Casa Granada went to the House of Chocolates (La Casa del Cioccolato) in Perugia, Italy. It is only a few kilometers away from the Perugia City Center. We went there on a Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. We had a lovely experience and I highly recommend it.
Chocolate Factory Tours
The House of Chocolate Factory Tour is available in English and Italian. We bought tickets for the English-speaking tour. Tickets cost 7 euros each if booking a group tour. Children ages 5 and below are free. For a complete list of ticket prices, please go to https://www.perugina.com/it/casa-del-cioccolato/la-casa.
The Perugina Chocolate Museum
First, we watched a short video explaining how the world-famous Baci Chocolate was made. (By the way, “Baci” is Italian for “kisses”.) Then, we went to the Historical Museum. The kids were so excited to see the giant Baci chocolate. It is the replica of the giant 13.156 pound Baci kiss. The Umbrians called it the “Bacione” (giant kiss). It holds the Guinness World Record for the largest chocolate ever made!
The Chocolate Factory
After the museum guided tour, we proceeded to the chocolate factory. We saw the factory behind some plexiglass via a suspended walkway. Pictures were not allowed inside the factory. At that time, there were no workers making chocolates. But we were able to see the machinery for making chocolate.
Chocolate Tasting Station
At the end of the tour, we helped ourselves to different varieties of chocolate. We recommend bringing a box or container. You would want to bring home some delicious chocolates to enjoy later. My favorite was the classic Baci kiss wrapped in silver packaging.
Perugina Chocolate Shop
Finally, we bought some
Location and Other Details
Address: Viale S. Sisto, 207/C, 06132 Loc. San Sisto, Perugia PG
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Perugina/
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