On Sunday we went to Torino to experience their annual chocolate festival, CioccolaTò. I have to say, it wasn’t as impressive as I was hoping. Torino has several famous chocolate making companies–Venchi, Streglio, Peyrano, etc. — and a couple new, smaller artisan producers like Giraudi are popping up now that the city is promoting its chocolate history.
There were a few free samples and lots of hot chocolate (too bad it was 70 degrees out!), but nothing really creative or new, at least in the stands that were in the main piazza. Maybe next year I’ll have to check out the laboratories.
Afterwards we went to the Mole to check out the National Museum of Film. There was lots to see and a sort of magic glass elevator that took you up to the top to see the few of Torino from above. Groovy.