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Visit to the oldest pharmacy in Europe

Visit to the oldest pharmacy in Europe

1 review
I will meet guests at the church of Santa Maria della Scala where I will tell them about the history of the church and of the pharmacy. We will meet a Carmelite father who will let us enter the pharmacy and the apothecary and will accompany us during the visit. Guests will see the ancient tools and containers of…
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English, Italian

What's included

Tickets
Per entrare Will be payed a ticket at the exit, which is a fixed price offer for the maintenance of the pharmacy and the…

Your host

Hartine

Hartine

I am a Discalced Carmelite from 11 years, I know very well the order and their affinity with the manual labor, the ancient herbal knowledge traditionally used by the ancient fathers, the Carmelite spirit of being at the service of the community and helping others by serving God, the ancient wisdom handed down over the centuries. I am passionate about plants and flowers and their use in cooking and in everyday life. When I was a child I watched my father collect plants, fruits and herbs and prepare various drinks and teas and remedies for body well-being. Growing up I've deepened the knowledge.

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Where you'll be

We will enter for a few minutes in the Basilica of Santa Maria della Scala where guests can admire the artistic beauty and popular devotion of the same. I will tell the guests about Carmel and the Carmelite tradition in Italy and in Europe. Then we will enter in the pharmacy. It will seem to enter in a normal modern pharmacy, but for us a door will be opened and will lead us inside the ancient pharmacy and then in the apothecary.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

You have to climb 5 - 7 steps, the passage is not suitable for wheelchair. The route inside the Old Pharmacy and Apothecary takes about 55 minutes, the entrance times are precise, so we meet before.
Hartine
history walk
Visit to the oldest pharmacy in Europe
1 review
From $13/person
1 review
From $13/person