it's a little difficult to find the pharmacy. It looks like museum and is amazing. will be back sooner or later.
This is one of the oldest pharmacy in Europe. It is beautiful inside and the garden seems so quiet. You can look around without buying anything. The products are quite expensive but they are very special and you cannot find them elsewhere. So if you need to buy a special gift, for someone special, this is the place to go.
A visit to the Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella is the only reason I now venture into Florence on my visits to Tuscany. It is housed in a building more reminiscent of a renaissance Palazzo, and has to be the most beautiful 'shop' in the world, as well as being the oldest. The atmosphere is formal and hushed, almost like... More
A place exactly the same at the beginning: a fantastic place to Citi and shopping grey products from ancient Farmacia. "provare per credere". Unbelievable!!!!!!!
This opulent pharmacy is more like a museum. Everything is expensive, but just browsing the different rooms and the beautifully packaged wares is worth a visit.
Located in the church at Santa Maria Novella, if you are there during their limited opening hours (the church itself was not open during our visit). Lovely architecture and art. May 1 is the time to be there and to enjoy all the May Day activities.
The pharmacy is nothing like you would expect since it was founded by monks in the 1221. The sales people stand behind counters, offering samples of the ointments, mixtures, soaps, fragrances and perfumes. The products are incomparable! After you have ordered, you step into another room where your items are paid for and distributed. This is a true experience, unlike... More
After reading about the different perfumes at Santa Maria Novella, I was compelled to drop in and buy something. After asking several people (some taxi drivers don't' even know where it is, and maps on my iPhone got dropped) I finally walked into this pharmacy/perfume shop and was so happy I found it. You can find a children's line, room... More
This little museum/business in downtown Florence sells more than soaps, and oils and potpourri and shampoos. It shares the history of herbs and their uses, the history of monks and their work, and the history of Florence -- all in one visit. I bought the lavender soap. Wonderful. Relaxing. And yes, cleanliness IS next to godliness!
Think of it like going to a museum and stepping back in time. The wafting fragrances drew us in. the high ceilings were amazing. Even my macho husband could appreciate it.
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