Guided Tour, in Italian and English, to the Convent Complex of Sant’Anna and the ancient Pharmacy.
A guided tour to the prestigious Convent Complex of Sant’Anna and the ancient Pharmacy hosted inside, one of the most ancient and renowned Old Shops in Genoa.
The complex stands out for its important and suggestive history. In 1584 the Genoese padre Nicolò Doria founded the convent of Sant’Anna. It became priorate and a famous study hall since 1586. The complex is in a silence and suggestive location and includes the church embellished with a sixteenth-century portal and surrounded by cloisters and gardens and by the ancient library that safeguards precious volumes. The real gem of the complex is the Antica Farmacia, whose origin dates back to the mid-seventeenth century, a period in which the existence of Fra Martino di Sant'Antonio, in possession of the ambitious qualification of pharmacist, is attested.
The ancient Pharmacy houses manuals, antique instruments, pottery and antique furniture and of course the products of the pharmacy, galenic products (curative and cosmetic), the work of the Fathers themselves.
The tour starts from the TIC office in via Garibaldi 12r at 3.30pm.
The group accompanied by the guide will reach the station of the funicular “Funicolare Sant’Anna”. After the short, but suggestive ascent by funicular, during which you can discover the infinitive peculiarity of the special Genoese system of transport (lifts, funicolars) and more in general the vertical Genoa, you arrive at the complex.
Here you can visit, with the guide explanation, the charming church of the XVI century e the artistic nativity scene; access to part of the seclusion area, of the cloisters and the rose garden and of course to the Pharmacy, where a demonstration and a tasting is foreseen.
After leaving the complex, the tour leads to the Mercato Orientale (Oriental Market) in via XX Settembre. Following the suggestive explanation of the guide, visitors can walk around the colorful stalls of the market, among the flavours and aromas of local products and spices. A stop at the MOG, the market's raised ground floor, restored and returned to the city, is foreseen; a suggestive area dedicated to gastronomy to experience local flavours and traditions.
The tour starts from the Tourist Information Centre in via Garibaldi 12r
Itinerary no. 4 schedule: Soon new dates for 2020
Price: € 10,00 – free for children up to 6 y.o. (transport tickets not included)
Tickets can be purchased on line and at Tourist Information Offices
You can show up at the tourist information centre in via Garibaldi 12r 15 minutes before the departure of the tour, bringing your confirmation voucher.
The purchased items will not be refunded in any way. A refund is foreseen only in case the service is not provided for reasons directly attributable to Comune di Genova.
In the event of a ‘red’ weather alert, following the Mayor's order, the tour is not guaranteed.
Reference code: SA001