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Museo Storico della Perugina
At last report, the Perugina Historical Museum at the Stabilmento (chocolate factory) Nestlé Perugina S. Sisto in Perugia was open 9-1 and 2-5:30 Monday through Friday, but you might want to call 075/5276796 ahead of time to ask about English-language tours. Admission is free. Read Paul Brodie's article about the factory tour and museum.

Museo del Cioccolato
"Italy's first chocolate museum" opened in 1995. Free admission includes a visit to the Antica Norba factory and a drink from the chocolate fountain. The museum is located at Via Capo Dell' Acqua n°1 in Norma, a city in Latina Province of the Lazio region south of Rome.


Caslano in the Lugano region of Canton Ticino is headquarters to both the Alprose chocolate factory and the company's Museum of Chocolate. (You'll need to drill down through several layers of Flash animation to reach the museum page.)

The Cailler-Nestlé candy factory in Broc, Canton Fribourg, offers a free half-hour, multilingual video presentation about the manufacture of chocolate. After you've sat through the show, you can gorge on free Swiss chocolate and buy Cailler or Nestlé candy bars at factory prices. At last report, weekday hours were 9:00 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1:30 - 4:00 p.m., April through October. Reserve ahead by phoning +41 26 921 51 51.

Swiss Chocolate Train
From June through October, a weekly excursion train will take you from Montreux, Switzerland to the Cailler-Nestlé chocolate factory at Broc, with a stop at the medieval cheesemaking town of Gruyère along the way. (From Switzerland for Visitors.)

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