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Storica Spezieria di San Giovanni, Parma

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  • This olda pharmacy is from the 13. century. You should check the visiting times and when you get in you will be surprised - it is very interesting, four small rooms, but worth to visit. 
    This olda pharmacy is from the 13. century. You should check the visiting times and when you get in you will be surprised - it is very interesting, four small rooms, but worth to visit.  more »
  • We discovered this place by chance and were pleasantly surprised. It cost virtually nothing to go in and had three or four really interesting rooms. 
    We discovered this place by chance and were pleasantly surprised. It cost virtually nothing to go in and had three or four really interesting rooms.  more »
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  • Unfortunately, the museum was closed during our visit. But we learned many interesting things. The roots of the pharmacy within the San Giovanni Evangelista complex date back to 1201. From this period, there are many written sources that prove that the monks began to develop "medicines". At the end of the 15th century, they achieved remarkable achievements and developed many products to relieve many ailments. The tour of the Ancient Pharmacy is accessible from a small door on the west facade of the San Giovanni monastery.
  • In Parma, from today until Tuesday, there is an international event promoted by the Davines company, which is why some sites and historic homes, normally closed to the public, have been opened. The historic apothecary has experienced alternating phases of opening and closing to the public in recent years, but for some time it had been permanently closed and today exceptionally open. However, it is closed to be structurally secured and completely restored. In fact we could only see the work in progress, the various layers of color and some inscriptions. The furnishings have been removed and it seems they have already been restored waiting to find their place again. An experienced and knowledgeable guide led us through the empty rooms giving us lots and lots of information. Perhaps in a year we could enjoy the Spezieria in its newfound splendor

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