Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella, Florence
(4.3/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Founded in the early 13th century by Dominican friars, Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella has provided herbal potions and medicines to Florence for nearly eight centuries. Learn more about the monastery and apothecary at the museum. Find out about the tradition of medicinal history at the pharmacy, which is stocked with elixirs and cures. You can buy perfumes, cosmetics, or other beauty products inspired by ancient recipes. Put Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella into our Florence family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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TripAdvisor
  • This apothecary dates back to the year 1612 in a beautiful building. Don't miss the displays of antique remedies as well as the beautifully packaged perfumes, soaps and other products. There are scent...  more »
  • The structure and decor takes one back in time, with every detail worth study. The service was perfect, and the products.... a delight! I'll be back!!!! 
  • Is a beautiful, with scents, candles, unusual products and refined. The staff is absolutely up to the place where he works. Ten out of ten.
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  • Beautiful place! Great location... be ware of the products! Very disappointing as I have been buying there Perfumes for years! I purchased the same perfumes I always purchase and much to by disappointment the scent wore off in less than an hour! Not what you would expect at that price!
  • Beautiful, museum quality, store for perfumes - where it was invented by monks. Excellent service to help you pick from a great selection of products. A little pricy, but still very reasonable, compared with the prices for high-end. niche, perfumes in the US.
  • Hard to judge this place: impressive sales rooms, over hundreds of years old. But their sales policy is weird: we could not exchange/return a product we bought wrongly. I.e we bought and wanted to return immediately on the spot. Not possible! Their policy....
  • Amazing! It pretty much looked like a museum of S.M Novella. Lots of different items, even a tea shop. Really cool experience and would encourage you to stop by even if you are not planning on buying anything. Their creams and lotions are priced competitively and are good, I've been using their anti-acne soap and lotions for a while.
  • Incredible products made from ancient recipes. Well worth a visit.