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Capri Pharmacies Overview

NB: Farmacie di Turno-after hours pharmcies information, half way down
Capri 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 Capri 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’.

                                                                  
Farmacie di Turno-Italy
Vacations are short enough & for those of you that have a screaming migraine,a raging toothache or simply have a  child with colic, you do not want to add to the equation a website & a language you are not familiar with !You need a pharmacy & you need it now.
So what is Farmacie di Turno,well basically all pharmacies in Italy are on a roster so that on weekends & overnight you will find something in your area open.There is a surcharge if you attend a pharmacy  between the midnight - 8.00. It is normally around E 3.00

So with this in mind we have
A) Maps on our website with ALL permanently opened on Sundays or 24/7 pharmacies listed eg Rome 
B) links where possible directly to the pharmacies PagineGialle page...makes sense?
Our website covers in Italy ; Rome,Florence,Venice,Naples,Capri & Ischia
Firstly the PagineGialle homepage

Scroll straight down to the bottom of the page  & click where it says Farmacie: APERTURE
Which then takes you to this page
Here is the direct link 

Next step is easy just click on your preferred city
OR
Above the ladies head type in your city,please make sure this is in Italian ie Roma.Then the day and date,again in Italian ie Domenica = Sunday and the date.To our American cousins Day and then Month  ie 25th Dec = 25/12.Next select the time you want.Remember to use the 24hr clock ie1.00pm =13.00.Finally click "Trova"

Remember if you see the word "Vincino a" this means "near me''
Another option  is Farmacie di turno
This site is really simple,just click onto the city

You then can choose day or night & the date

Which one is the best...well I like paginegialle,because I am just used to it.While I am aware there are some inaccuracies it basically is up to date.On each cities page we have also included any cheat notes eg  In Florence a pharmacy has  listed the farmacie di turno for the year,so we included the direct link.Anything to make your holiday as less complicated as possible!!
Remember we do the boring stuff so you don't have to!

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