One of the highlights of our visit to Umbria was touring the Perugina Casa del Cioccolato located in the Baci by Perugina factory in Perugia, Italy. This is an extraordinary place on the outskirts of town where visitors can discover all there is to know and love about chocolate, a must-do on our list of Perugia family activities.
Baci (the Italian word for kisses) is one of the most popular confection companies in the world. It was purchased by Nestle in 1987, but all the candy produced by Baci is still created only in their Perugia factory, which makes a visit to this factory a unique and memorable experience.
The world famous Bacio candy was created in 1922 and, according to legend, introduced on Valentine’s Day. Nearly 100 years later there are several different items in the Baci family, but the original Bacio has remained the same – A heart of gianduia (a blend of milk chocolate and ground hazelnuts), dotted with chopped hazelnuts, crowned with a whole hazelnut, covered in dark chocolate, and embraced with a love note in Italian, English, Spanish, French, and German. Read more..Add to favorites