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Antica Farmacia Cartia

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Charming little venue

The antique pharmacy is no longer in operation,but closed in 2002. For a small symbolic fee a very... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
Amelia, Italy
via mobile

I wasn't expecting this to be as small as it is, but wow! It is truly stepping back in time. One... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2017
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Via Francesco Mormino Penna 24, 97018, Scicli, Sicily, Italy
+39 338 861 4973
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

The antique pharmacy is no longer in operation,but closed in 2002. For a small symbolic fee a very knowledgeable and friendly lady let you in and explains the details. It's not big but fun and original - even the smell!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank HNordtorp
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

I wasn't expecting this to be as small as it is, but wow! It is truly stepping back in time. One room full of glass jars and ceramic pots all labelled up. From aloe vera to belladonna. Original aspirin and glass syringes. The smell is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

A lovely lady opened this up for us and explained the history of this beautiful old pharmacy - well worth the entrance price.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank FigoSomerset
Reviewed June 24, 2017

As someone who retired from pharmacy five years ago I found this very interesting. As a student in the sixties I could remember much of the old equipment they had on show, and alot about the chemicals that were used then. I do think that...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I fully recommend a visit inside this old Farmacia which was featured in The 'Inspector Montalbano' series. The smell of the old medicines is unbelievable and the guide Roberta was very knowledgeable and made the visit very enjoyable. Thank you

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank GarynRuth2paws
Reviewed March 21, 2017

If you want to have a look feel for what a pharmacy in the early nineteenth Century might have looked like in Sicily - then this is worth doing - there is a very pleasant guide who will talk to you about some of the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Carrie P
Reviewed March 1, 2017

This lovely old fashioned pharmacy is one of the places visited by Moltabano in the television series. Entry is pnly 1 euro and you are given a very informative talk on the history of the pharmacy. It's an extremely beautiful room with a wonderful collection...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Very well maintained old pharmacy presented by a friendly man offering knowledge about the history of the pharmacy as well as of the town and the relationship between both. Presentation of the drugs, the eqzipment and the furniture allows a realistic view through the last...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank P B
Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and well taken care of old pharmacy. Travel through time and see how it used to be. This place was informative and worth it!

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank bahrawia
Reviewed December 19, 2015

This beautiful old building in the UNESCO World Heritage street Via Mormino Penna has been taken over by the cultural organisation TANIT following the relocation of the existing pharmacy. The young people who make up this organisation have faithfully reassembled the lovely old pharmaceutical jars...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank adevoti
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