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“Tour was fun, but somewhat limited”

Perugina Chocolate Factory
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in San Sisto
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This factory features a museum devoted to the history of chocolate manufacturing - a mouth-watering tribute to Perugia, Italy's chocolate capital.
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We had been recommended to try the Perugina Chocolate Factory tour, and we made an afternoon reservation for an English language tour. Our tour guide was very good, and spoke decent English, but she had to contend with a group that was a bit too large, and had too many out of control children in it. Made it difficult for her to talk over all the babble. Her explanation of the history of chocolate and the factory were interesting. The movies shown were a bit stilted, but did provide some understanding of the process for making chocolate. The tour through the factory is in an enclosed walkway. You see a lot of machinery - only a portion of which was in operation when we were there because they cut production in the summer when there is less local demand in Italy for chocolate. And, of course, there is a portion of the tour where you get to taste about ten different types of chocolate that Perugina markets - that was very good.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Must see and must taste Baci
We have been with a group of colleagues from faculty and we had a real fun. There is a tour that presents the production process, the Museum and the chocolate shop where you can buy these amazing chocolates called Baci.

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

we have visited perugina chocolate factory in april 2014.
there were not english guide
not impressed

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

The tour of the Perugina Chocolate Factory was a highlight of our trip to Perugia. Note: reservations are a must, especially for the English tour. It started off with w a 10 min video of the history of the company, then a tour of the museum, which was interesting and informative, and then on to factory tour during which we got to see them making Easter eggs still (size of small footballs). Unfortunately the rest of the factory was down for maintenance. The tour guide said the best time to visit is late October thru December when the factory is fully operational and then you will get to see all the Baci chocolates rolling off the production floor. The tour finished off in the gift show which had a wide assortment of chocolates to choose from.
There was a chocolate class going on while we were there, and I would have loved to have had a chance to join it.

Note: we took a cab from the city center and it costs about 25 euros each way, so it was a little expensive. However, a city bus does run past the factory, as an option. Ticket prices were reasonable at 7 euros.

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Reviewed 18 January 2014

The tour of the Baci Chocolate factory gives you a fantastic opportunity to delve into the history and world of chocolate. The museum and tour was personal and thoroughly enjoyed, including the taste testing. Though we are glad we were there as a couple and 1 other, a large group in the more busy summer months would have been hard to tolerate and you would struggle to hear what the tour guide is staying.

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