For those of you who love chocolate, Dorothee, this post might just possibly drive you crazy.
We went to Perugia this week to visit the Eurochocolate exhibit. Amanda Knox has left town, so what else is there to do but have a street party with every imaginable type of chocolate on display.
We took the Minimetro to arrive into the old center of town.
For the first time we found the right parking lot and station. The MM has 6 or 7 stops and goes from the bottom of town up the hill to the middle of the centro storico in Perugia.
This is a wonderful invention for me because Perugia is the closest major city to us, about 30 min. drive, and the Stoic One hates to drive there because the traffic is a series of ever diminishing one way streets. He gets stressed and grumpy, not a good combination. So we were told to take the Minimetro, easy to drive to and easy to park and hop on. It is a fully automated system, similar to our BART but the cars are tiny, 8 fold down seats and about room for 20. The cars come by about every minute, turn around at the top and come back down. To get to the minimetro you should exit on the Madonna Alta exit and follow signs. It is farther off the road then you would expect, so keep going.
Once we arrived downtown, we were in a chocolate lovers' paradise.
|This is where I bought chocolate. Ciocoloto del re|
|Chocolate and amore|