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“Historic Tour”

Antica Farmacia Cartia
Ranked #7 of 42 things to do in Scicli
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 2 May 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 century

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Reviewed 16 April 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!

2  Thank bahrawia
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Reviewed 20 December 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 and other artefacts into the windowed antique cabinets and have realised a fascinating insight into a pharmacy of bygone times. White foam can be seen erupted from one container. A member of TANIT is on hand to give the history of the building and to explain its contents. A well spent €1 provides a most interesting glimpse of the past and the medicines of the time in an environment considerably more attractive and atmospheric than any modern equivalent. It is also an indication of what can be done with love and enthusiasm by young people to conserve a part of their history and culture.

2  Thank adevoti
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

A very well preserved collection of products and equipment from time gone by. The Italian speaking guide gave us a detailed history about the place and also described some of the exhibits. The museum consists of only one room and does not take a long time to enjoy the exhibits. Re-commanded to those who have an interest in the subject.

Thank Patrick F
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Reviewed 1 March 2015

This small pharmacy has a surprisingly large collection of antique medicines. I highly recommend a visit; the price of entry is only 1 euro for adults, and free for under-14's.

Though it's not a huge collection, do stop by, to get an insight into the way pharmacies were run in the early 20th century.

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