December 8 and 9 everyone was waiting for him since the wool sweater has replaced the bikini ... when the costume trial is far away, Barga Chocolate arrives, the 13th edition of the Chocolate Festival in the historic center of Barga.
The stands of the event arranged along the streets of the country, will be open from 10 to 20.
Next to the chocolatiers of our territory (Dolci di Natura, Lucchesi, Theobroma) this year also some "foreign" guests: Slitti, Varvaro, Oasi Dolce, Sandro Giraldi, Quetzal's productions, Modica chocolate Fair trade, Brigidini al Chocolate by Dami Susanna, the chocolate panettone of the Nutini pastry and a wide selection of Cadbury products. And again the liqueur chocolate of Nardini Liquori and the Chocolate Beer of the Solo Artigianale company
In the historic center of Barga chocolate in various forms: the chocolate and saffron biscuits of Conca D'Oro, the organic chocolate biscuits of the company Il Grillo, the bread of the Forno di Canoara (la Marocca di Casola Slow Food presidia ) combined with chocolate. The Polentari Filecchio next to their excellent polenta will propose for the greedy "polenta pearls with dark chocolate"
The winners of the national pastry competition organized by the Italian confectioners' federation and the MIUR, the best nutritional balance: the students of the Istituto Alberghiero F.lli Pieroni di Barga, directed by Prof Davide Musso who announce the preparation live with tasty and special pralines.
But it is the entire historical center of Barga that Saturday 8 December and Sunday 9 "is dressed" of cocoa: next to the chocolatiers, bars, restaurants and taverns of Barga will offer their customers special themed dishes. The Barga Jazz Club organizes the Chocolate Dinner at the San Elisabetta Conservatory by the chef Lorenzo Giglioli.
Cioccolateria Theobroma becomes the home of Willy Wonka: at his shop in Via Marconi, Piazzale Fosso will wait for children, more or less grown up ... with their qualified products and chocolate workshops for children and with a special animation Willy Wonka
The Chocolate Festival will open the Christmas festivities in Barga and "dress" accordingly with numerous artisans' desks along the whole stretch of streets and squares from Porta Reale to Piazza del Sargentone and in the square above the Sale della Memoria, Sunday 9th Mercatino will be enriched by the counters of antique dealers who will exhibit as every second Sunday of the month on Piazzale Fosso.
Barga, then, could not miss Barga la Befana who will be present in Piazza Garibaldi in the two days from 2.30 to 6.00 pm, meeting the children and receiving their letters to the sound of the Scottish bagpipes that will tour the streets of the old town on the afternoon of December 8th, while on the 9th the soundtrack is entrusted to the Aristodemos;
For their part, "The Campanari di Barga" on the morning of the two days and the afternoon of December 8 invite everyone to visit the bell tower of the Duomo.