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A very passionate love affair exists between Piedmont and chocolate, a relationship which, in 1865, led to the birth of the famous Gianduiotto, the first chocolate wrapped in gold or silver paper, named after the mask of the same name which symbolises Turin, the European capital of chocolate since the second half of the 17th century. Strolling along the elegant streets of the city centre, it is impossible not to linger in one of the many historical cafés, where you can enjoy a cup of excellent hot chocolate, with or without cream, or sip the famous “Bicerin “, a characteristic drink created in Turin, made with coffee, dark chocolate and cream. “Cri cri” and “Cremini” are also traditional sweets from Turin.

Moving south, Cuneo and its province offer us an endless galaxy of other delights: from rum Cuneesi to the famous Baci di Cherasco, made in the town of Cherasco (in the Roero district), where nothing is nicer than losing yourself among the narrow streets full of history. Our delicious trip comes to an end in Novi Ligure, in the province of Alessandria, where chocolate is a tradition celebrated by many themed events.