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Festivals and celebrations
Cioccolato, ph. Archivio Comune di Piacenza

In the main streets of Castel San Giovanni, on the second weekend of November there is the fair Cioccolandia.

The maitres chocolatiers, for this occasion, gather in a unique performance, to delight visitors with their mastery in the processing of chocolate starting with the classic “chocolate salami” (250 meter long).

The performance continues with the pyramid of cremini and, in the main square the classic “mountain of profiteroles” ( 3500 chocolate puffs).

You can not miss and try, the most imaginative delicacies and combinations proposed by the various standists present at the event.

Chocolate salami

When: Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12 from 3 p.m.
Where: Piazza XX Settembre, on the vigilante side

Profitterole Pyramid

When: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 3 p.m.
Where: Corso Matteotti, San Rocco area

Brioches with Bardini spread

When: Saturday, November 11 from 3 p.m.
Where: Piazza XX Settembre town hall side

White Mount

When: Sunday, November 12 from 3 p.m.
Where: Piazza XX Settembre on the town hall side

Rita Cake

When: Sunday, November 12 from 3 p.m.
Where: Corso Matteotti San Rocco area

Chocolandia for the little ones

There will be games and rides, as well as the popular CHOCOLATEBIMBI in Cardinal Agostino Casaroli Square.

Pastry workshop

When: Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 with 3 shifts of 30 children each.
First round from 2.30 p.m.
Second round from 3.30 p.m.
Third round from 4.30 p.m.

Each child will be provided with appropriate clothing (apron and hat) and a bag containing ingredients already measured out to make the cakes. The cakes will be baked and given to the children to take home, along with the clothing (apron and hat).
Free workshop for children between the ages of 5 and 10, which will take place

  • Castel San Giovanni Piacenza - Piazza XX Settembre - Castel San Giovanni
11 - 12 November 2023
every saturday