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Naples Pharmacies Overview

Travel Headache. An annoying condititon 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 pharmacy category on this site for your chosen city 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".  Note that a 3 Euro surcharge per customer will be entailed for service between 12 am and 8 am.

Traditional hours are kept in Naples therefore you will find that pharmacies open in the mornings from 9.00-13.00/14.00 and reopen in the afternoons between 15.30/16.00 -20.00 Monday to Friday,Saturdays are optional. Located in the Train Station you will find a pharmacy open Mon-Sun 7.00-22.00.You will also find in the Train Station & Church of San Giorgio areas of Naples,two pharmacies that are regularly opened 24/7.Links have been provided so you can re-confirm the hours for the week.Otherwise you will have to find one through the below "farmacie di turno" or through the links listed on the pages in the directory,that will show you the change of regular hours. In an emergency you can call 1100 for the three nearest late night pharmacies to your location.

Medical Emergencies:                                                  118
Pharmacies Night & Bank Holidays 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
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!