There is a huge market for both strong and medium bitters in Italy (10 million cases yearly). Strong bitters have very little sugar and are very strong (38% to 45%). Medium bitters are milder (30% to 35%) with normal sugar content. Abano was an old Roman spa in Southern Sicily as seen depicted on the label, from about 1600. The herbs in this Amaro grow wild in the Euganean Hills and are infused with cardamom, cinnamon, & bitter orange peel. Amaro Abano is a medium bitter, extremely popular in Italy, especiallly in the Veneto, drunk straight after a meal with or without ice to help digestion.