amaraetta disaronno

Old Apr 10th, 2005, 06:17 PM
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As I poured my spiked lemonade I wondered - is there a factory tour of anything of note in Saronna? I can't find anything on this board or slowtrav about Saronno - except to reference trains to Lake Como. Evidently, it's not a thriving tourist destination.
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Old Apr 10th, 2005, 06:49 PM
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You might be having trouble finding info if you're changing the spelling when you do a search. The liqueur is Amaretto di Saronno. Here's a website about Saronno, in the province of Varese, in Lombardy. http://www.comune.saronno.va.it/CITTA/default.php
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Old Apr 10th, 2005, 07:07 PM
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Thanks, but do you know of anything in English? The Welcome box that looks like the usual switch language box didn't work.

I've googled, received directions to Saronno via Mappy.com, checked slowtrav and tripadvisor, with little results.

I've found the liqueur's website - www.disaronna.com as well.

Sorry about the a at the end of the first word. That was just a typo.
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Old Apr 10th, 2005, 07:29 PM
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I just found that site via Google. It's not a site that I already had or knew about.
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Old Apr 10th, 2005, 07:31 PM
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Here's a list of pages about the city in English: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...ronno+lombardy
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Frankly, I don't think a liquor factory -- unlike, say, a winery -- is anything worth visiting. It's pretty much an industrial procedure these days, no matter how they go on and on about history and heritage...
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Old Apr 10th, 2005, 08:04 PM
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Thanks for the response, Elaine. I was envisioning a picturesque town - but evidently not.

I agree - the perfume "factories" in Grasse were nothing more than exhibits with the opportunity to buy perfume.

But, there's a Jack Daniels distellery and an imteresting Tabasco "factory" tour in Avery Island, LA. The packaging of Amaretto Di Saronno is so unique, my hopes were the town might be as well.
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Old Apr 10th, 2005, 08:05 PM
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Sorry, ELOISE! Time to clean my reading glasses!
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Old Apr 10th, 2005, 08:10 PM
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I'm generally not very interested in factory tours (though a tour of a carpet factory in Turkey was one of the most interesting tours of a facility I've ever taken), but it seems to me that the city of Saronno itself might be quite nice to visit. Here's a picture: http://www.gbgrassi.it/alef/saronno/home.html This looks like a place I'd like.
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Old Apr 10th, 2005, 08:13 PM
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and another: http://www.itctosi.va.it/yee/Busto%2...to/Saronno.jpg
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Old Apr 10th, 2005, 08:15 PM
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Highlights of Saronno: http://www.ilvaresotto.it/inglese/Citta/Saronno.htm
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I'm curious on what basis you came to this conclusion if you dind't find information: << I was envisioning a picturesque town - but evidently not.>>
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