The ancient pharmacies are among the historic shops, which the Municipality of Florence protects and supports. These unique places have undoubtedly kept their charm intact over the years, as they are still permeated with history and pharmaceutical tradition. On the timeworn shelves, modern treatments are placed next to ancient jars, once preserving herbs and remedies. Original furnishings complete this old-time atmosphere.
Each pharmacy has its own story to tell, anecdotes of famous people who passed by and sometimes, a very long family tradition: if you have the opportunity, ask the pharmacist! Here are some visiting tips about the historic pharmacies of Florence.