The Amarena cherry is a small sour dark-colored Italian cherry grown in Bologna and Modena, two cities of Italy. The idea to produce this cherry came from Rachale Fabbri around 1905. Along with other products, the company began to produce the cherries in the same jar you are seeing today. The cherry is bottled in syrup and used as a decoration on rich chocolate desserts, not to mention that the jar has many practical uses also. Try it in your Manhattan, or over vanilla ice cream. Today, the company is run by the fourth and fifth generations of the family.