Photo courtesy of Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella
Venice's Antique Apothecary
Dominican friars mixed medicines at the original workshop in Florence starting in 1612. The Venice branch is also a traditional apothecary, selling herbal elixirs. Most shoppers, however, come here to buy modern perfumes and gaze at the antique interior.
Salizada S. Samuele, San Marco 3149, 39/041-522-0814. This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.