Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy & Church

Florence's most charming church and an elegant old apothecary.


  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Type of tour: Private tour
  • Additional Costs: tickets and reservation not included

Tour description

The very unique private tour of Florence will introduce you to the lovely Santa Maria Novella Neighborhood, known for it's very special church and one of the oldest continually running pharmacies in the word.

Along with your professional licensed tour guide, you'll explore the interior of Santa Maria Novella Church, which houses some of the most important frescoes in the history of the arts. Inside the church's Tornabuoni Chapel we'll experience Ghirlandaio's depictions of the story of the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist.

Next, we'll follow our noses to the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella - also known at the Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy - which has been around for over 400 years! As soon as you enter the old pharmacy, you'll be enveloped by the intense aroma of ancient perfumes that have been made here since the pharmacy opened in 1612. The shop sells handmade, all natural perfumes, soaps, make-up, teas and grooming products - many of which are produced according to the original methods of the Dominican friars who first created them.

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List of Sights Visited

  • Santa Maria Novella Neighborhood
  • Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy
  • Santa Maria Novella Church


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