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Visit to the oldest pharmacy in Europe

Visit to the oldest pharmacy in Europe

Duration:1.5 hours total
Includes:1 ticket
Languages:Offered in English and Italian

About your host

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…
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What we’ll do

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 spices that were used to produce the medicines of the time. There will be traveling…

What else you should know

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.

What I’ll provide

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 apothecary

What to bring

Nothing. You have to climb a few steps, wear comfortable clothes.

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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.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests aged 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
Visit to the oldest pharmacy in Europe
1 review
₹899 / person
1 review
₹899 / person