A little family business will welcome us and show how they make some of their chocolate products. We will witness the tempering, moulding and filling of the chocolates, all by hand while giving tips and recipes. So join us for a demonstration and a chat about our favourite sweet food. I will be happy to translate any questions and to taste everything for you :)
Patrizia’s our archaeologist-turned-tour guide, who’s had so much fun guiding visitors around the green heart of Italy. Perugia's always ready to throw a surprise. Although the city's not very famous, it doesn't shy away from entertaining its visitors with its stories and breathtaking views. "Perugia during the Umbria Jazz festival is magical! Every day at noon, a New Orleans band marches up and down the main street to get people to dance and follow them to the different free concert venues. Lovely music, and magical atmosphere through the night!" she says. On her tours, you might catch a smatter of different languages - she's a polyglot who speaks 5 languages. "A funny incident was that on a very busy day, I was halfway through my tour in Perugia before it hit me that I was doing it in the wrong language and nobody had dared to interrupt me!" she laughs. “I always try to convey some typical Italian word or proverb ready to be used immediately. Normally by the end of the tour, everyone remembers it and who knows...continues to use it at home!” Her goal as a professional guide is still to surprise the visitors. She almost stumbled into the exciting space of guiding visitors around her city. When she was working as an archaeologist on excavation sites and museums, she enjoyed showing Perugia's beautiful landscape. "And then I got the chance to accompany groups throughout Europe, and decided being a guide was the profession where I could combine my different interests: history, languages and meeting people from all over the world," she quips. As Marcel Proust said: you don't always have to travel to new destinations but you have to look at them with new eyes.
Patrizia has been guiding since Mar 2001
Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Perugia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Perugia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.
Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
Lorraine (Canberra Australia 🇦🇺) P.
05 April 2021
The chocolate making demonstration was perfectly timed for Easter. It was a wonderful treat in so many ways. The chocolate artists were so giving of their time and Patrizia was well organised in sharing photos of the process from crop to finished project. Watching the labour intensive process gave me a new appreciation of the delight that is hand made chocolate.
03 April 2021
Patrizia is an absolute delight to spend time with and has a gentle spirit about her. She has an enormous and entertaining knowledge of the history of her topic and is very attentive to the chat and her camera work. Well done! I will be returning again for another trip with you. Janice on Cape Cod!
31 March 2021
Love Italy and love chocolate, so this was a perfect trip!
31 March 2021
Thank you a great chocolate tour
Liz and Steve A.
31 March 2021
Great seeing the process of chocolate making...cant wait to visit and buy some! Thanks for organising Patrizia ...great trip
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