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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  • This pharmacy from 1612 is really a hidden gem! What a beautiful building, everything still authentic as it once looked like. You can still buy the rose water that is made to the same recipe as it was then. What a luxury building, and what a luxury products. You can buy products and tea. The entrance is free. Worth a visit!
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  • A beautiful building located on a discrete Street in Florence! The address appears to be facing the square of S m. Novel, but you should be careful not to lose that glorious establishment! The product is great-if you're not saving! Pay attention to every detail of the beautiful tea room! And for film buffs call this is Dr Hannibal Lecter's favorite fragrance.
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  • The oldest pharmacy in Europe. Not very much, but in principle, it is more of a museum here sell perfume, fragrances for home remedies for hair and body, teas and chocolates.
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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.