We saw the website for the Alprose Chocolate Factory visit and thought it would be a good place to take 2 young boys. Lugano is only a 40 minute drive from Laveno where we were staying on Lake Maggiore in Italy. It costs a couple of Euros to get in and the first thing you see is a chocolate fountain from which you are given a biscuit stick coated in warm chocolate. The museum itself is very small and not particularly interesting but the factory was fascinating with a mixture of automation and intensive human input. As the factory does not operate at weekends, you really must visit during the week.
From the factory you go into the shop where there are plenty of different types of chocolate to sample (free) and you then spend much more than you had planned to, buying chocolate.
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