Museum of Ca' Rezzonico in Venice is one of the most beautiful in the city. Situated in a fantastic pala...">
Hidden treasures

The Pharmacy Ai do San Marchi in the Museum of Ca' Rezzonico in Venice

Unknown places & works
Farmacia_Ca_Rezzonico

The Pharmacy Ai do San Marchi in the Museum of Ca' Rezzonico in Venice

The Museum of Ca' Rezzonico in Venice is one of the most beautiful in the city. Situated in a fantastic palace on the Grand Canal and designed by Baldassarre Longhena, it boasts an interesting collection of works of art and objects related to the 18th century Venetian period.

In addition to an impressive array of paintings and frescoes on the third floor you can also admire even an entire pharmacy that has been reconstructed.

Until 1908 the pharmacy was located in San Stin Square in Venice and most of the pharmacy's stock, earthenware pots and objects in the finest Murano glass date from the mid-18th century.

The pharmacy is composed of three main rooms, communicating with each other. The first, the shop itself, is equipped with elegant dark walnut furniture and shelves displaying 183 majolica decorated vases, designed to contain spices and necessary materials to the packaging of medicines. The second room contains the laboratory, with a fireplace and stove, as well as stills in thin glass, from the furnaces of Murano. The third and final setting is the back of the pharmacy, where the walls have been completely covered by a pine wood painted panelling, enriched with carved capitals and other decorative elements. Earthenware and glass as well as two large mortars, used to pulverize raw materials are displayed on the shelves.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

Latest posts

Padua: The Castle of Catajo

catajo
Historical Curiosities

Cities in the Italian Veneto region are full of history and fascinating monuments... But the countryside surrounding them reserves just...

View

Venice: Mozart in Venice

mozart
Big Names

There is no doubt that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Salzburg 1756-Vienna 1791) is one of the greatest musicians of all time... It is not su...

View

Vicenza: The Cryptoporticus of Piazza Duomo in Vicenza

criptoportico_vicenza
Unknown places & works

Vicenza is famous all over the world for its sixteenth-century monuments by the great architect Andrea Palladio and is a UNESCO heritag...

View

Venice: A high relief of Hercules on the façade of Tintoretto’s house

casa-tintoretto-venezia
Mysteries & Legends

In the Cannaregio district in Venice stands the house of the famous painter Jacopo Robusti, known as 'Tintoretto' (1519-1594). On the f...

View

Top posts

Venice: The Secret Garden of Ca 'Morosini del Giardin in Cannaregio

ca-morosini-del-giardin
Unknown places & works

Venice is a magical city for many reasons, amongst them are its many hidden gardens that few are aware of! One of the most secret and f...

View

Treviso: Casa dei Carraresi in Treviso

casa-dei-carraresi-treviso
Historical Curiosities

One of the most famous places of the city of Treviso is the so-called Casa dei Carraresi, which takes its name from the noble family of...

View

Vicenza: The relics of the Thorn in the church of Santa Corona in Vicenza

santa-corona
Unknown places & works

One of the most important churches of Vicenza is undoubtedly Santa Corona. It was founded by the Dominicans in 1260s to house the preci...

View

Venice: The Ghost of the Biennale Gardens in Venice

Statua_zolli
Mysteries & Legends

At the entrance of the Biennale Gardens in Venice is the statue of the Resurgence hero Giuseppe Garibaldi. Few notice, however, that be...

View