Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Italian Chocolate Museum in Norma

Have you ever watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? Have you ever dreamt to live a passion like that?

If your answer is yes you should pay a visit to the gorgeous chocolate museum  built in 1995 in Norma, a small village 80 km south of Rome.
It has been thought and  created by a chocolate factory: Antica Norba. It is a real journey in the world of italian chocolate.
Italian chocolate is famous worldwide and excellent chocolatiers are present everywhere, from North to South. 

The museum will teach you everything about chocolate, from  its history to how it is made with a very well-researched description  and lots of historical details.
An area describes how Mayan Indians worked  cocoa beans in Central America when Columbus arrived there and  the following  advent in European  rich houses. 
The story continues with the narration of the specific phases of cocoa beans cultivation such as harvest, fermentation and drying.
The most beautiful part is reserved to a recreated historic Italian chocolate factory. It will show you directly how it was made years ago without the help of modern technology.
You can’t loose the school of chocolate . There you could prepare your own bar of chocolate. It is particularly suitable for children, but adults can have great fun too. This special part of the museum requires a reservation.
Inside the Museum there is shop, where you can buy the delicious  Italian chocolate produced here.


Visits are available from  Monday to Saturday from  9.00  till  12.30 in the morning , while in the afternoon from 15.00 till 17.30.
€ 4.50  for adults
€ 2.50 for children, students or groups of  20.
It is required a reservation for groups

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The Museum is located in Norma, via Capo dell’Acqua, 20
Website for further information The website is not available in English, but with the help of Google Translate you can have all the information you need.  


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WOW! This looks awesome. Thanks for the detail. I am doing an assignment on this museum. Also, I just wanted to note that I am commenting exactly one year after the above comment. :)

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