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Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

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Widely believed to be the world’s oldest pharmacy, dating back as far as the 13th century, the remarkable Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy began as an apothecary for the Dominican monks’ infirmary and experiments in alchemy. Today, it produces award-winning botanical beauty products with a cult following. Explore its gilded cabinets, gothic frescoes, antique instruments and elixir-filled decanters with a private tour of this true Tuscan icon.

Up to 15 guests