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Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli"
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Rossano
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Cesena, Italy
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1,176 reviews
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“i love it”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

amarelli family has built a whole museum to show their amazing product. recomended itand try all the liquirice specialities

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Mark B
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Le Havre, France
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“Too much small”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Too much small to be called "Museum"... not so good! but good liquirice! Nice visit to the industry, and jkind guests

Visited May 2012
Thank Barthelemy D
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“You must NOT miss this”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

This will be one of the most fascinating and enjoyable 60 minutes you will spend in a 'factory/museum' visit. We were initially sceptical but it turned out to be one of the highlights of our visit to this region

Visited September 2012
1 Thank fonzpac
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“Tour guide made the difference”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

On the surface the history of licorice may have needed only a 20 minute tour, however, our tour guide, Angela, added insight and commentary throughout our walk through the museum. In the second and newer portion of the museum she pointed iout the balance the Amarelli family has taken over the 300 years between the original values and craftsmanship with new technologies to continue to be a relevant and profitable company in Rossano, Calebria and Italy.
As a lover of licorice, I learned about the licorice plant and the process by which my favorite candy is made. It is worth a visit...ask for Angela as a tour guide and enjoy the ride.

Thank Michael G
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“What's Liquirizia?”
Reviewed November 15, 2011

First of all, it is very interesting to know this plant native of the mediterranean region. It is said it was discovered by pastors who used to chew its sweet tasting roots. The museum, in the XV century mansion that always belonged to the Amarelly family, is not big, but well planned. It tells the family's history, shows how life was lived in the past with its uses and traditions, and displays tools and techniques used in the country and confection of candy, which won them a Guggenheim award. As part of the visit there is a small tour of the confection of licorice candy. This visit is available from Mondays though Frdays at 10am, and can be booked through their website. http://www.museodellaliquirizia.it/inglese.html. There's also a good gift shop with a large range of products made of "liquirizia". If you're in Rossano it is also worth visiting the city's cathedral with its Madonna dell'Achiropita painting. The name means "not painted by human hands". Next to the cathedral is the museo Diocesiano where the "Codex Purpureus Rossanensis" is on display. It is an old bizantyne testament dated from the V century.

Visited May 2011
2 Thank BrasilNina
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