CULTURE

Pharmacy Lab Foletto's Museum

In the Pharmacy Lab Foletto's Museum there are coils, pestels, mortars and other lab instruments, which has been used since 1900. In the Foletto's Museum you can also taste liqueurs and fruit syrups, such as the famous Picco Rosso.
On request guided visits to discover the history of the museum and the family Foletto.


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On display in this museum you can find some equipment and implements which tell the story of the Foletto laboratory, dating from the early 20th century. This lab, set up and managed behind the pharmacy business was a veritable pharmaceutical plant in those pioneering years, albeit on a small scale. The output of the facility was varied and plentiful, ranging from injectable phials to fruit syrups by way of many registered medicinal specialities. But two world wars and changing times saw much of the lab equipment fall into disuse, giving way to the industrial products of the present day.

The Foletto pharmacists continue to produce their syrups and liquors with the same care and professionalism they have shown for over a century.

We invite you to visit this little museum, which enshrines affection and nostalgia for genuinely handmade things, for a ‘taste' of times past and present.

In full view of the entrance to the museum can be seen a mortar dating back to the 18th century, made up of a number types of stone used for different purposes, while the glass display cases hold phials, coils, sterilisers and balances, including one used to weigh poisonous substances which is equipped with anti-corrosion plates made of bone for this specific purpose.
The hall of the museum also houses a range of curious technical devices: one for cutting and rolling gauze, one for producing pills and another for filling tubes with tooth paste or other substances.

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The Pharmacy Lab Foletto's Museum belongs to the Museum Network of Valle di Ledro, ReLed.

Open:
October to June: on request


ACTIVITIES AT THE FOLETTO MUSEUM 

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GUIDED TOURS 

A journey through knowledge and passions, the techniques of producing medicines with officinalis plants and the traditions of the profession and of the place. At the end of the guided tour it is possible to taste the Foletto artisan products.

Duration:
brief tasting of the products: 30 minutes 
visit at the Museum and tasting: 1 hour 30 

Free entry 

Reservation required +39 348 9701729

WORKSHOPS 

APERITIF AT THE MUSEUM 

LIKE AN ANCIENT CHEMIST - Handmade cream

LIKE AN ANCIENT CHEMIST - Handmade soap

Click here for more information on opening hours, guided tours and workshops.




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