Over 400 years old, this pharmacy has operated, first serving the needs of the monastery and later, the world. Herbs and potions made by Dominican Friars and backed by the Medici family were the basis of the business.
Creams, lotions, soaps and perfumes are viewed through glass cases. I choose to see the soaps. A wooden tray is brought out with all scents represented. You may touch the samples and smell the scents.
Once a decision is made, your purchase is transferred to a plastic card that you take to another room to pay for and receive.
Even if you are not shopping, the building is worth visiting to see the virtual explosion of decorative ornament.
Five rooms are open to the public -Antica Spezieria, Sala Vendita(sales room), Sala Verde(Green room), Sacrestia(Sacristy) and the Museo.
Take time to visit this historical building while visiting Firenze!