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Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella

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The magic potion worked

Cold rainy day in Florence and I had a severe sinus headache and non stop cough. Don't ask me what... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
Michele C
Boston, Massachusetts
SMN Shopfront in Rome

A lot of the reviews on here appear to be for the original pharmacy in Florence, which is a... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2014
Brisbane, Australia
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2 Oct 2017
“Be prepared to open your wallet for exquisite perfumes”
8 Oct 2016
“The magic potion worked”
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Corso Rinascimento, 47, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

A historical pharmacy offering anything from shampoos and soaps to perfumes all with a historic twist. Items on the expensive side but worth a visit even without buying anything.

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Cold rainy day in Florence and I had a severe sinus headache and non stop cough. Don't ask me what was in the drink they made especially for me. But, it worked within an hour

1  Thank Michele C
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Love this shop formany years, we had one in Antwerpen before , bud closed , pitty enough . So during my trips in Venice Florence or Rome , i always do my shoppinglist in Santa Maria Novella

1  Thank DannyR2
Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

First, I went into here only because I needed my soaps. If I could purchase them online trust me I so would. It's hysterical the staff working. I understand that most of the clientele are "upper crust" I get it really I do but really?...More

9  Thank Charsthisnthat
Reviewed 17 October 2014

A lot of the reviews on here appear to be for the original pharmacy in Florence, which is a completely different experience from the SMN location on Corso Rinascimento in Rome. Of course, the product is the same, but this is modern shop, not the...More

3  Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 29 June 2014

This is a very interesting pharmacy being that it dates back to 1612 and belonged to the church of Sant maria Novella. At that time the nuns made all the products. The selections are fabulous anywhere from perfumes, creams, soaps,sachets to natural medicines.The building is...More

1  Thank jradford185
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Think of it like going to a museum and stepping back in time. I loved the fragrances. Quaint, old fashioned. A little haven in the middle of a bustling city. Even my macho husband could appreciate it.

1  Thank Janni_NZAuckland
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We've visited this place many times, mainly to buy some of their wonderful potpourri. I usually don't care for the stuff, but they offer scents that really brighten your day and last for years if kept in the original bags. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Hulaus
Reviewed 18 June 2013

I found out about this pharmacy after reading an article about it on Town and Country. Since I didn't know much about their products, and because everything is in a clear glass cupboard, I didnt know where to begin. The menu is very helpful, but...More

Thank Kelen C
Reviewed 17 April 2013

I am in Rome every year, and I always go to this shop. They are pricey, but their stuff is amazing. I love the Frangipani perfume and anything Pomegranate (soaps, candles, bath salts, drawer satchets, etc.) They have a "menu" which lists all of their...More

1  Thank Therese13_18
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