Eurochocolate is an annual event dedicated to the culture of chocolate, which is divided into a series of events, the main of which is held in Perugia in October.
Created by architect Eugene Guarducci in 1993, the event is an event entirely dedicated to Italian and international chocolate tradition, attracting many tourists and chocolate manufacturers, craft and industry, who sell their products in the streets of the city in exhibition spaces equipped. During the event are arranged several events, shows (and comic) and cultural activities with animating paths tasting, performances]], happenings in the streets, squares and places of art and tradition of the historic city of Perugia.
Among the major events, the show of chocolate sculptures, where skilled sculptors working cubic blocks of chocolate of 1 m³ of volume, to obtain works that will remain on display for the duration of the event.
Through the special section Eurochocolate World, the show gives a voice to all countries world cocoa producers, which have Rocca Paolina in their habits, customs, traditions and typical products based on cocoa.
The event enjoys the patronage of the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, support and patronage of the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), the leading global organization based in London cocoa producers, processors chocolate and final consumers. The event also is sponsored each year by major leading companies in various industrial sectors, as well as all the major companies making chocolate.