1525 THE LEGEND: The artist Bernardino Luini, a brilliant pupil of Leonardo da Vinci was commissioned to paint a fresco of the Madonna of the Miracles in Saronno. To portray the Madonna, he chose as his muse a beautiful local innkeeper. As a mark of her gratitude, she gifted the artist a flask full of an amber liqueur, fragrant and delicate.
1900: The recipe was passed secretly from one generation to the next, right up the early 1900s, when Domenico Reina decided to open a shop, which took the name of “Domenico Reina Coloniali”, situated in the heart of Saronno. Soon the shop became a crossroads where people stopped in to taste and buy his products. And Amaretto DISARONNO was born.