Senateurs, Cavour’s
violet-flavoured liquorice gummy delights

During 1857 Turin was in a great success period and Mr Camillo Benso Earl of Cavour during political speeches relished his favourite candies, Leone’s violet-flavoured liquorice gummy delights. After this period, violet candy original became the most appreciated flavour within the courtroom of the Subalpine Parliament soon afterwards renamed “senateurs” in honour of Cavour and its colleagues. It is within the Baroque walls of Carignano palace in Turin, nowadays Risorgimento museum, where is located the hall of Parliament in which Cavour officially led the initiatives for the Unity of Italy in 1861.


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