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Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella

Via della Scala 16, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 216276
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Poor attitudes!

My husband & I were looking forward to our visit here ,I work in pharmacy so found it very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
A sublime wonder for your nose!

If you like things that smell amazing or your looking for a place to find some souvenirs for loved... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
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Started in the 16th century by Dominican friars, this is more like a museum than a perfume shop since it stocks an awesome range of perfumes, herbal elixirs and soaps based on, of all things, vinegar.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Via della Scala 16, 50123, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella
+39 055 216276
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I were looking forward to our visit here ,I work in pharmacy so found it very interesting, the building is beautiful, products are excellent (very over priced!) I was greeted with rude ,moody, snobby girls ,that looked down on us !! There...More

1  Thank Tanzanitelady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like things that smell amazing or your looking for a place to find some souvenirs for loved ones back home this is a must. also just beautiful and rich with history. everything from perfumes and baby lotion! Bring your wallet.

Thank lukegaraitaylor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is possibly the most beautiful perfume shop in the world. Don't miss this seriously. Bought some Aqua De Sicillia just gorgeous the shop itself is a place of beauty

Thank Tracey F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a step back into time! Don't miss the pharmacy history in this beautiful historical place. What a collection of perfumes to try. Great English help and price list.

Thank PamAppel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be deterred by the word "pharmacy"-- this slice of heaven is a paradise of smells. Stop by to pick up a memorable souvenir for yourself or a gift for someone you love at home.

Thank Dawn E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A 17th century pharmacy is one of a kind adjoining the santa Maria novella church and its interior feature frescoes and wood and glass cabinets. Really beautiful. I didn't buy and of the products because I have a few more stops on my travels but...More

Thank IvanaSydney2010
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Much more interesting with a guided tour to appreciate the history of the place, the friars, beautiful frescoes recently found and restored in the inner courtyard area. Potpourri is excellent purchase. Tasted the liquors, chocolates and anti-hysteria water.

Thank Ethee
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We stayed at the hotel across the street in Florence and we accidentally stumbled upon this place. It's not to be missed. I believe they ship everything to the USA for you so you don't have to carry it home. My favorite items are: the...More

1  Thank backinshapekathy
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were checking out of the hotel but had time to kill before our train back to Bologna and the woman on the desk asked us if we had ever visited the Farmaceutica. As we had not she recommended it. It was just a 5-10...More

3  Thank PeterandJinx
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

An almost hypnotic aroma captures​ you the second you enter the building. This is a fascinating adventure and so good on the senses. Even though the pharmacy is located directly in front of the residence I was renting, it wasn't until my last day in...More

2  Thank Jan P
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the
majority of the people arriving in Florence, which
might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists
come across the constant hustle and bustle of the
station before exiting, taking a few steps and
stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It
is impossible not to admire the the square, housing
one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
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Olympia C
Will be in Florence for one day .i will be at ponto vecchi.how far is pharmacy from there?
17 June 2015|
Response from kelleyted1@gmail.com | Reviewed this property |
Ponte Vecchio I would say is a 25 minute walk from where you are and well worth the trip! Enjoy
David K
Do you carry Depends type pads for male incontinence issues?
8 May 2015|
Response from Rebecca J |
not that kind of pharmacy, pal.