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.


pharmacy lab folettoOn 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.

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

ACTIVITIES AT THE FOLETTO MUSEUM 

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 

An aperitif at the museum to discover the raw materials and processing methods of Foletto products. The laboratory combines the tasting of liqueurs and syrups with the storytelling of the ideas that inspired the four generations of apothecaries and the artisanal production methods that have characterized our enterprise since 1850.

Duration 1 hour and half 

Price € 9.00

Time 17.00 

Age required: 18 years old 

Reservation required +39 348 9701729

LIKE AN ANCIENT CHEMIST - Handmade cream

A laboratory to discover how simple natural products are transformed: starting with the collection of medicinal botanicals in the Orto dello Speziale for the production of a homemade cream according to the art of the Speziale preparer. The laboratory includes a snack based on cakes and Foletto syrups and the guided tour of the Museum.

Duration 2 hour and half

Price € 12.00

Reservation required +39 348 9701729

FLOWERS AND SOAPS

A laboratory to discover how simple natural products are transformed: starting with the collection of officinal botanicals in the Orto dello Speziale for the production of an artisan soap according to the art of the Speziale preparer.

The laboratory includes a snack based on cakes and Foletto syrups and a guided tour of the Museum.

Price:
With guided tour and snack € 13.00
Simple workshop € 6.00

Time:
With guided tour and snack h 15.00
Simple workshop h 16.00

Reservation required +39 348 970172




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