One step at a time, imagine you are ascending to the first floor of an ancient convent. There, at the end of the staircase, amid ancient bottles, vials and potions, a marvelous blend of ancient knowledge, alchemical belief and religion will be waiting for you. It is the Antica Farmacia di Santa Maria della Scala, inside the eponymous church in Trastevere, in the convent of the Barefoot Carmelite Friars. It was founded in the second half of the 16th century and opened to the public in the 17th century, and became a medical point of reference for cardinals, princes and the papal physicians, so much so that it became known as the Pharmacy of Popes.

Additional information

  • Up to 4 people
  • The tour will last 3 hours
  • The price quoted above includes admission fees for tours operated in ticketed venues

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