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 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.


The tour starts from the Tourist Information Centre in via Garibaldi 12r


Friday 28th January 2022 at 3.00pm


The tour will take place in two languages with a bilingual guide


Prices: Full price € 17,50; Reduced (children 12-18 y.o, adults over 65): € 15,50; Children under 12 y.o.: free.

The fare includes the radio guide; please send an e-mail to to communicate the presence of children among the participants and specify if they need a radio guide, which can be purchased on site, within 24 hours from the departure of the tour.

Tickets can be purchased no later than 24 hours before the tour



To participate at the tour, visitors must show the EU Covid Certificate (REINFORCED GREEN PASS) certifying the completion of the vaccination cycle or the occurred healing from Covid-19, wear masks  and respect the interpersonal safety distance.

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Guided tours organized by the Tourism Department of the Municipality of Genoa, take place in full compliance with the current regulations regarding Covid 19 and the related sanitary provisions; therefore, the following safety guidelines will be observed:

  1. Reduced number of participants 
  2. Participants must wear masks and keep social distance. 
  3. At the departure point the detection of the temperature for the participants is foreseen, which must not exceed 37.5 °.
  4. The guide will provide to each member of the group a radio guide with a disposable lanyard, a form to associate the user with the radio guide and to confirm acceptance of the "safe visits" procedures.
  5. In support of the radio guide, participants can use their own headset (with wire and universal aux input - with jack connection) to be inserted into the device or, if not equipped, they can purchase the headset directly from the guide at the price of € 2.50.
  6. The tour can be purchased online at the following link and at the Tourist Information Centres


Please show up at the starting point a few minutes before the departure of the tour

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
Price: €17,50

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