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March 25, 2011


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What a marvelous idea! I've been looking for a good Italian lesson for Cameron and this contest will be perfetto!!! What a great way for him to learn about Italy.

Also, the whole concept of the exhibit is very clever - I would be in heaven there (except maybe not, since I would not be able to EAT the chocolate, just look at it). But no doubt there were MANY wonderful chocolate items for SALE in the negozio di souvenir :-)


I can't identify them all but almost - temple at Segesta, Sicily; Nuraghi in Sardinia; bronzes of Riace in Calabria; trulli in Puglia; Castel nuovo in Naples, Campania; colosseum in Rome, Lazio; the castle (museum) in L'Aquila, Abruzzo; the fountain in Perugia's piazza, Umbria; the leaning tower of Pisa, Tuscany; the leaning towers in Bologna, Emilia Romagna; the bell tower in Venice, Veneto; the mole in Torino, Piedmont;and the duomo in Milano, Lombardy.

Corinne @ Gourmantic

This is the most amazing chocolaty artform I have ever seen!!


This is a joint entry with my son, Cameron. We identified them all but a couple are indefinite because (even tho the chocolatiers are great, they took a few liberties!). Here's our entry:
Sicilia: Tempio della Concordia in Valle dei Templi / Sardegna: nuraghe / Calabria: Statui Bronzi di Riaca / Puglia: Trulli / Basilicata: Sassi di Matera / Campagna: Maschio Angiono (o Castel Nuovo), in Napoli / Lazio: il Colosseo, in Roma / Molise: Castello Monforte / L’Aquila: Castello Forte Spagnolo, in Abruzzo / Le Marche: Basilica di Loreto /Umbria: La Fontana Maggiore di Perugia / Toscana: Torre Pendente di Pisa
Emilia-Romagna: Due Torri dell’Asinello, in Bologna / Veneto: Torre nella Piazza San Marco, Venezia / Friuli-Venezia-Giulia: Castello Miramare, in Trieste / Trentino-Alto Adige: Castello del Buonconsiglia, in Trento / Val d'Aosta: (not sure) Sant’Orso? / Piemonte: Mole Antonelliana, in Torino / Liguria: Torre della Lanterna, in Genoa /Lombardia: Il Duomo di Milano.


You can enter me individually for the drawing!! I want to win some chocola-TO!(Cameron really got a kick out of the name of the event - Chocolate in TOrino (Chocola-TO).
Also, your contest did the trick, Kathy - it revived his enthusiasm about Italy and Italian!!
Grazie :-)


(Actually, just kidding about entering me individually)!


Wow - After reading the results from everyone, I know that I don't stand a chance of winning. I could only identify the temple in Segesta, the colosseum in Rome and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Tuscany. I hope that somehow I might get one piece of chocolate! By the way, this is a great display of chocolates.


Hey, Jozee - don't give up! Just guessing gets you an entry, remember?! ... Besides, somehow I suspect you'll get to taste some of the chocolate if you haven't already :-)


Let's give this a go- the Leaning Tower of Pisa,

from the Mole, the symbol of Piedmont to the Duomo in Milan

for Lombardy, the Roman port of Aosta to praetorian Lanterna.

the Veneto region could only be the Campanile di San Marco,

while for the Friuli Venezia Giulia the Miramare Castle in Trieste

and the Trentino the sumptuous residence of the princes of Trento, Castello del Buonconsiglio. Emilia Romagna here down to the rise Towers Asinelli and nearby Garisenda

Umbria and Marche are represented by the Fontana Maggiore of Perugia and from the Sanctuary of Loreto, the Aquila Abruzzo from Spanish Fort, also known as the sixteenth-century castle and the solitary Castel Monforte Molise in Campobasso.

A huge and beautiful Coliseum is the landmark of Lazio, while another well-known monument is to represent the Naples Campania: Male Angioino.

Basilicata is known worldwide for its famous Sassi of Matera and Chocolate could only choose to play as a symbolic monument in chocolate, as well as the trulli in Puglia, the beautiful Bronze Statues for Calabria, the imposing Temple of Concordia in Agrigento and finally, the Nuraghe in Sardinia.

What a great day to come by and check out your blog-did someone say chocolate???


I need to get back to Italy! I should know there. Thanks for the fun post!

1. Tempio della Concordia, Sicily; 2. ?; 3. Bronzi di Riace, Calabria; 4. Trulli, Puglia; 5. ?; 6. Castel Nuovo, Campania; 7. Colosseo, Lazio (Roma); 8. Castello Monforte, Molise; 9. Castello Spagnolo, L'Aquila; 10. Santuario della Santa Casa, Le Marche; 11. La Fontana Maggiore, Umbria; 12. Torre di Pisa, Tuscany; 13. Torre degli Asinelli, Emilia Romagna; 14. Campanile di San Marco, Veneto; 15. Castello di Miramare, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia; 16. Castello di Rovereto, Trentino-Alto Adige; 17. ?; 18. Mole Antonelliana, Piedmont; 19. La Lanterna di Genova, Liguria; 20. Il Duomo di Milano, Lombardy


Thanks everyone for the comments and for guessing. All of you did really well. Congratulations to Esme! You named all 20 of the monuments correctly and you'll be receiving your chocolate shortly. Also, congratulations to Cameron & Paula (a joint entry). Your guess was chosen in the random drawing. You two also did marvelously naming 19 of the monuments correctly.

I've added the names of each monument and its location under the photo of it above. Look for a wrap up of the festival (with more photos of chocolate) very soon.


Thank you-given I gave up chocolate for lent this will be a nice way to end it.

Do I need to send you my address?


Congratulations, Esme ... what an expert on Italy you are!! We were stumped by the Val d'Aosta site. We've never been there, so we'll have to go now and see it for ourselves.

And thanks to the "god of randomness" for winning us a consolation prize!


Fantastic post! Really stunning.
Does it get better? Chocolate. Italy. A chocolate Italy out of Italian chocolate?
I recently reviewed a tour in Miami in which the gelato maker's home town was Turin and imported his chocolate from there and neighboring areas. I also recently did another post as a tribute to this fantastic art... seems to be a lot of fans out there...

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