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Florence, Italy

Farmacia di Santa Maria Novella

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Fragrant History

This perfume emporium was built in the 1600s as a storefront for the Dominican monks who had been crafting fragrances since the 13th century. Walk through wood-paneled rooms and browse a selection of delicately scented rose waters and soothing herbal balms that have been honed and rehoned for 800 years. Items are packaged beautifully, making for perfect souvenirs or gifts. Prices are high, but the quality of the products and the historicity of the experience make a visit to this boutique well worth it. Even if you aren't looking to buy, you can visit the original production rooms that are now a small museum.

Utrip Tips

*Free entrance to the museum Monday - Sunday from 10:30am-7:00pm

Open in Google Maps: Via della Scala, 16, 50123

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