13 World Landmarks Made of Chocolate

Chocolate sculpting

Master Mirco Della Vecchia, Italy’s foremost chocolatier (or chocolate artisan), produced thirteen world landmarks hand-made entirely from chocolate, with only the use of chisels, for the Chocolate World Heritage Exhibition in Hong Kong.

World Landmarks Made of Chocolate

Master Micro della Vecchia at work on the chocolate Acropolis

Della Vecchia painstakingly created edible versions of landmarks stretching from east to west for the exhibit. He went around the world with white chocolate, creating the United States’ Statue of Liberty, Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, The Sydney Opera House in Australia, Greece’s Acropolis, Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa, Colosseum and Three Peaks of Lavaredo, India’s Taj Mahal, Russia’s St. Basil Cathedral, Egypt’s Abu Simbel temples, The Great Wall of China, Japan’s Himeji Castle and England’s famous Stonehenge.

The Abu Simbel temples of Egypt:

The Acropolis:

The Arc de Triomphe:

The Colosseum:

The Great Wall of China:

The Himeji Castle:

The Leaning Tower of Pisa:

The St. Basil Cathedral

The Three Peaks of Lavaredo:


The Statue of Liberty:

The Sydney Opera House:

The Taj Mahal:

Master Mirco Della Vecchia:

Mirco Della Vecchia, who is known internationally and has garnered several prestigious awards, has his hand in many pots- all of them chocolate. He has a chocolate plant, a showroom, a warehouse and a chocolate factory which gives guided tours in Italy. In addition to his chocolate sculpting hobby (Vecchia currently holds the Guinness World Record title for making the largest chocolate sculpture in the world), he creates and sells high-end confections and creates custom sweets for events and clients. His Mirco Della Vecchia stores are franchised and in 2013 he founded the Mirco Della Vecchia Academy Master Chocolatiers of Italy, offering courses to others.

Mirco Della Vecchia

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