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23 Piazza della Scala, Church of Santa Maria della Scala, Rome, 00153, Italy

Carmelite monks will guide you through the 17th-century pharmacy where medicines were once concocted for popes. You'll find ornate cabinets filled with hand-labeled bottles, portraits of famous clients, and a giant book of mysterious writings about medicinal plants—all untouched since the pharmacy's closure in 1954.



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Carmelite monks will guide you through the 17th-century pharmacy where medicines were once concocted for popes. You'll find ornate cabinets filled with hand-labeled bottles, portraits of famous clients, and a giant book of mysterious writings about medicinal plants—all untouched since the pharmacy's closure in 1954.



Created by the editors of T+L for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.