A few step of the Grande Hotel Adriatico, our guests have the chance to visit an unique excellence of Made in Italy, the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella, one of the oldest pharmacies in the world.


A string of historical and frescoed sales, furnished with refined artistic collection embrace the visitors.

The museum circuit is comprised in the old laboratories and storerooms, show at the visitors the magnificent history and superb craft of this pharmacy.


Our suggest, you cannot leave Florence without visit this delicate and charming place, maybe purchasing one of his special products!!


The production, continuing to follow the ancient procedures, and offers an wide range of products such as eau de cologne, collection for body care and fragrances for the home.

The oldest and world famous Eau de Cologne Santa Maria Novella, also known as the Queen’s Water, was created in the 1553 for Caterina de’ Medici, this timeless scent combines a bouquet of fresh citrus with a base of Calabrian bergamot.

Another peculiarity of the perfumery is the Pot Pourri mixture of herbs,flowers,petals typical of the florentine hills, perfect to freshen rooms, clothets and cars. Available in different package, Terracotta Orcio as well as Silk Pouch.


Combination of traditions, innovation and research has made l’Officina,here the website's link, one of the most important italian excellence, famous all over the world.


If you wish to live the emotion of a guided tours to the ancient Santa Maria Novella pharmacy,
suffice it to send an email to indicating the day and the indicative time of booking