Italians LOVE chocolate and October is packed full of chocolate celebrations and events here in Italy.
From 16th- 25th October, Eurochocolate will be celebrated in Perugia. This years will be the 16th edition of this world famous festival that celebrates chocolate. This years is called 'Rompete le Righe'.
For full details visit http://www.eurochocolate.com/it/perugia2009/home.html
If you can't wait for the big one, join in the Anteprima Eurochocolate in Rome from 10th- 11th October at the Soratte Outlet.
12th October has been declared The National Day of Cacao and Chocolate and given the title of Chocoday. http://www.eurochocolate.com/it/chocoday2009/comunicato.html for more information.
If you can't get to either event but are filled with the joy of all that is chocolate visit the Chocostore at http://www.eurochocolate.com/chocostore/ and get yourself a chocolate themed treat.