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Antica Farmacia Galeffi [Antique Galeffi Pharmacy]

Founded in the second half of the 19th century, the pharmacy still has its antique furnishings. Dating from 1872 is the foundation of the Ernesto Galeffi chemical-pharmaceutical works. From the laboratory of analyses, present since the early 20th century, there remains a substantial number of fine old instruments for chemical, clinical and microscopic analysis. The pharmacy is also known for having patented and produced for nearly a century the magnesium which bears its name.

Still displayed in the pharmacy is the image of the "Madonna del Vero Latte," (Virgin of the true milk), which is adorned with floral decorations every year on September 8th.


Texts by Francesco Boccanera, Anna Vittoria Laghi

English translation by Catherine Frost

Last update 09/feb/2008