I approached this museum as something to do on a rainy day, of which there have been a lot in Italy this year. As a doctor this was a really interesting museum with as much to interest my wife who is a an expert gardener. It is well laid out with the interior of the building being of interest itself. The 16th / 17th century illustrated books were beautiful and just about readable for those who know standard Italian. It has a interesting odour but escapes the ghastly stench I associate with certain soap shops I know in the Uk. The shop is different from in the UK and itself is an interesting aspect of current day Italian perceptions.