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Florence Pharmacies Overview

Travel Headache. An annoying condition that appears at the worst possible moment when you are out and about on holiday. You have a whole day planned and now that cracking pain in your temple is about to ruin everything. You need to know the location of the nearest pharmacy and you need to know it fast. Check out the Florence pharmacy category on this site and select the area you are in and your problem will be solved.

Pharmacies are a revelation in Italy. You can find them everywhere and you can even obtain some medications directly from the pharmacist without seeing a doctor. Ask if the pharmacist speaks English and explain your condition. Even if they don't speak English, the international language of pointing at your head or tummy and making a face will give them some idea of the problem. They will let you know the best treatment available in store or they will direct you to a local doctor.

Pharmacies are identified by a large fluorescent green or gold cross that is displayed on the hoarding outside. Links, where possible, to Paginegialle have been provided to enable you to see the automated updates for weekends and late nights.  Otherwise, if you need a pharmacy on a Sunday, find the nearest pharmacy to your location and there will be a sign in the window directing you to the closest operating pharmacy in your area. Look for the words 'Farmacia di Turno". 

To make life a little easier,we have a map that lists ALL permanently opened pharmacies,either 24/7 or Sundays. Note that a 3 Euro surcharge per customer will be entailed for service between 12 am and 8 am.

Medical Emergencies : 118

Pharmacies Night and Bank holiday hours: 210

Pharmacies Opened: Free call  800 420 707

Whats the difference between a Parafarmacia & Farmacia

A Parafarmacia sells over the counter products. You will find regular headache tablets, beauty products, band aids etc. Some also sell certain
medications that may be prescription only in your country but are widely available in Italy. It always helps to ask if you need a strong headache medication for example.

A farmacia is a normal pharmacy. It offers prescription services, medical advice etc. Always choose a farmacia if you are unsure of your requirements. Parafarmacias are mainly used by locals who know each parafarmacias ‘speciality’.

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