Herborarium Museum

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Herborarium Museum

Herborarium Museum
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Discover the new site of Herborarium Museum. It's located in the rooms of the Abbazia di San Martino delle Scale, the ancient benedectine's Abbey close to Palermo, 5 km from Monreale. The Old Pharmacy Room houses a collection of apothecary vases made by the masters of Caltagirone and Sciacca, pharmaceutical glassware, mortars, balances, instruments and objects of the pharmaceutical tradition of nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Look at Herborarium. It catalogs, collects and shows over a hundred species of Mediterranean herbs and medicinal plants
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Neighborhood: Centro Catania

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Francesca
Greater Sochi, Russia10 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
We've enjoyed the atmosphere a lot, tea varieties as well! Interior design and wonderful taste of tea are just perfect! It's a very tranquil and cosy place to visit!
Thank you, Roberto!
Maria from Russia.
Written August 1, 2016
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Melinda P
Townsville5 contributions
Sep 2015
Whilst traveling in Italy from Australia we visited Catania for a couple of days. The history is amazing as it is in all of Italy. For an Australian Naturopath / Herbalist this tea room / museum was incredible. To see the history of herbal medicine from the local area and have a cup of prickly pear tea was outstanding. Healthy snacks were provided too -yum!
Don't expect a cup of English breakfast, 2 sugars and milk.
This is a special place. Located under an amazing arch in an area where you want to take photos everywhere you look.
Written September 10, 2015
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Cadence K
Portland, OR6 contributions
May 2015 • Solo
This morning I was reviewing travel photos,and smiled happily when I encountered the images devoted to this museum. Like the apothecaries it displays, the Herborarium is a compact delightful package containing rare treats. It is devoted to the history of our use of herbs: how we've categorized, catalogued, and compounded them. The displays are elegant and informative. and the staff are courteous (and proficient in English). I recommend it highly as a refreshing pause from the usual round of churches and cappuccinos; treat yourself to one of their splendid organic teas in a sweet and romantically-lit environment. (And be sure to pass along this info to your herbal and pharmaceutical friends. :~)
Written July 5, 2015
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Jemima3003
Manchester, UK4 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
Quite unique. Delightful experience. Interesting pleasant surroundings. Lemon and almond cake divine. Excellent service. Staff very welcoming and informative. That yourself.
Written June 1, 2015
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Alessandro B
Catania, Italy592 contributions
Aug 2014 • Solo
Small museum and shop, you can found and see a lot of particular things. It also organize meetings, seminars ... it is an angle of culture in the most beautiful street in Catania.
Written January 12, 2015
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sciclifan
York331 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
We found this after visiting the nearby church. We were made very welcome and the young man gave us a tour of the museum after serving us with delicious almond milk.
Informative and a very enjoyable experience.
Written November 3, 2014
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yipyip2014
Northamptonshire, UK27 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
This is a lovely little museum of majolica apothacery jars and ornate pharmacy equipment.
It contains a tearoom where you can enjoy a beautifully presented pot of delicious tea served by polite and friendly staff.
Written October 26, 2014
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zselex
Budapest, Hungary7 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
This is a small teahouse with pottery remakes. I paid 8euros for two ice teas, which is a robbery. :( :( :(
Written September 26, 2014
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Dear visitor, i'm sorry you have considered our place so bad, expecially for the price of teas. Our drinks are prepared fresh and daily, using organic teas and herbs from high quality selection. All products you find at HM are from a strong selection. They need a different and special way to prepare, expecially iced teas. They're not the big trade teas you find in supermarket or in a bar. HM is a prestige context, ceramics not are simply "pottery remakes", but copies of pharmacy vases from 16th to 19th century, thanks a competition with the most important master ceramists of Caltagirone and Sciacca. After you visit the permanent exposition and the collection of original instruments like scales, mortars and pharmaceutical glassware, you have possibility to drink something. You pay each one tea, with characteristics i have written before, 3,50 euro. We serve any kind of drink with biscuits, and not a very small half biscuit like some tea rooms. With fifty cents for each one for table service. If you have considered 3,50 euro too much expensive for a place like HM and a kind of drink like ones you find at HM....have a good lipton ice tea in a bar.
Written September 29, 2014
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Matt S
Liverpool, UK2 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
We happened on this place after visiting the nearby Roman amphitheatre, and after a friendly chat with the owner enjoyed both a refreshing cup of the local speciality almond milk and a tour of the small museum. It's a break from the norm, well worth taking, and sells interesting food, teas and soaps.
Written July 26, 2014
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Piyush47
Lugano, Switzerland75 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
Really enjoyed our visit there - its small but very well informative staff and they also make great tea / coffee / milk drinks in the cafe - its quite small - but interesting and its free - well worth the visit if you are passing by
Written July 25, 2014
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