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The place is well known for its gingerbread (amaretti) and is also a manufacturing town.
The inhabitants carry on the manufacture of brushes, gloves, stockings and gingerbread, and deal largely in cattle.
Catholic monks in Europe made gingerbread treats to celebrate at holidays and special festivals.
The gingerbread was often cut into shapes, such as a heart or animal figure, and tied with ribbon.
By the 17th century, making gingerbread was considered a separate profession.