Antica Farmacia Erboristica Sant'Anna dei Frati Carmelitani Scalzi, Genoa

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Visit Antica Farmacia Erboristica Sant'Anna dei Frati Carmelitani Scalzi to discover an herbal pharmacy that remains part of a church complex with garden and shop. The shop sells herbs and includes displays of traditional pharmacology. Drop by to pick up an herbal remedy for your medicine closet at home, or visit to learn something about traditional ways of treating ailments with herbs. Please check the website for more. To visit Antica Farmacia Erboristica Sant'Anna dei Frati Carmelitani Scalzi on your holiday in Genoa, and find out what else Genoa has to offer, use our Genoa.
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  • The Herbal Chemistry of Sant'Anna it's a cosy and secret place in Genova helpful for your health! Here the chemists monks make herbal remedies since 1650! The pharmacy is easy to reach by bus 36 or.....  more »
  • A stop on the funicular has an elevator to this herbal pharmacy which is part of a church complex with shop as well as garden. All rather obscure but interesting. The shop sells several products...  more »
  • During our visit it was possible to visit the rose garden and the church as well as the room where the herbal preparations are dispensed. It is obviously used by locals regularly for herbal remedies.....  more »
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  • Very beautiful place, the welcome, the wisdom and the great sympathy and charisma of Friar Ezio makes everything even more special. In the old pharmacy you will find many remedies for the body and .... with the help of Friar Ezio also for the spirit! The cloister with the big rose garden... the church with its frescoes... you mean what to say again? If you pass through Genoa, you go to visit it is part of the historical workshops of Genoa: it deserves!!!
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  • Already the place, you get there and you feel better about just being there. It could be in Umbria, in the Tuscan hills, in those corners of ancient Italy a bit mystical that please foreigners so much (but also Italians, come on). The church square, the lilies and the silts, the silence, the blackbirds... Climb the stairs and see the rose garden, enter the pharmacy, old furniture, vases and jars... Brother Ezio has the brother's physique du rile that you would expect in a similar place, smiling, a little chubby, my grandmother would have said it's the portrait of health, physical and spiritual. Then I don't know, he's going to have his magicians, but he's someone who infuses you with the simple sight and listening to him... Although I have known the pharmacy for several years, I do not have many years of experience of its herbal products, but I can say that when I needed a solution to a small annoying problem Ezio quickly gave me what I needed, with precision and absolute effectiveness. Every now and then Frate Ezio is joined, at the pharmacy counter, by one of his collaborators, Silvia, whose presence is another valid reason to come here and feel healed. I believe that the now international fame of this "strange" pharmacy is well deserved.
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  • In addition to being a beautiful place, the Convent of S.Anna houses this fantastic pharmacy still run by the Carmelite friars. Brother Ezio and his collaborators will be able to point out the real remedies for your every psycho-physical problem. Don't miss out on the adjoining art-filled church.
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  • A place out of time when Brother Ezio welcomes us with his kindness and preparation and dispenses advice on the best healing solutions to adopt, depending on the case. It is the oldest historical workshop in Genoa. Here every single product is still made with natural elements.
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  • It's a very quaint site. You feel like you're going back in time. Inside an ancient monastery in the Castelletto area run by the friars. They regularly organize guided tours.
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