Florence’s chocolate festival is called Fiera del Cioccolate Artigianale, and it takes place in the winter (otherwise, the chocolate would melt!). The dates change each year, so be sure to consult the official website to plan your trip accordingly, but you can typically expect the festival to be held in February. The festival began in 2004, and is usually held in the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, which is conveniently right in the historic heart of the city. It lasts for a little over a week, during which chocolate makers give demonstrations on making, working with, and cooking with chocolate; and festival-goers have a chance to sample and buy a variety of chocolate treats.
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