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Museo del Confetto
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Museo del Confetto

The Mucci family's long-standing heritage is the symbol of great Italian artisan candy and is regarded as the best in Italy by the reputable publication "Gambero Rosso." A visit to the "Giovanni Mucci" Confetto Museum, designated by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities as one of the Historical Places of Italy, enriches an extraordinary sensory experience.

The Mucci family was determined to build this Museum to share with the public the exceptional entrepreneurial experience they had while living in the kind region of Puglia, which still today has an unrivaled legacy of goodness. Traditions, history, and culture are passed down from one generation to the next. The Museum comprises four areas containing records, equipment, and molds for the manufacture of sugared almonds, sweets, and chocolate. It is the result of careful and devoted research.

The Museum is housed in a stunning Art Nouveau structure with stone vaults that served as the confetti factory's original location. It gathers paperwork, equipment, and molds used to make sugared almonds, candies, and chocolate in four parts. A short movie that highlights the most critical aspects of the current production of Mucci® sugared almonds and dragées is played during the tour.

Discover how the company produces classic confetti, such as sugared almonds, Jordan almonds, and other candies, by taking a guided tour of the Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni. Confetti Mucci Giovanni was estab;lished in 1894 which makes it one of the oldest candy companies in Italy, and the Museum is housed in the factory's original headquarters in the city center of Andria. You can see how confetti is manufactured from beginning to end by visiting the displays in the four different museum sections, which also feature a variety of historical tools and gear.

Combine a trip to this factory museum with a tour of some of Puglia's most well-known cities and landmarks, such as the castle-like Castel del Monte and the bustling port city of Bari. Multi-day excursions might go as far as Matera in the nearby region of Basilicata. Candy and sweets lovers will enjoy visiting the Museum and, more importantly, the cafeteria showroom and shop to buy confetti and other specialties.

The Museum is housed in an Art Nouveau structure in Andria's heart, flanked by eating establishments. Wheelchairs and strollers can enter the confectionery, but not the Museum. The best way to get to Andria, which is close to Bari, is by vehicle. It takes just two minutes to stroll through Andria's old center, from where you can park close to the famous Piazza Umberto I and reach the Museo del Confetto. Make sure to arrive early or late in the day for a tour since the Museum, and nearby confetteria are open every day but close momentarily at noon. Sunday afternoons are also a closed day for the Museum.

One of the biggest cities along Italy's Adriatic coast, Bari also serves as a significant ferry and cruise ship port. The ancient town, also known as Bari Vecchia, is a charming network of narrow streets and lovely churches despite the booming harbor and urban development. The Romanesque Basilica di San Nicola, Via Sparano, Swabian Castle (Castello Svevo), and Piazza del Ferrarese are all noteworthy attractions.