This distinctive pharmacy, located between the walls of the convent of San Giovanni, probably opened in 1201, although the ... More
Storica farmacia di San Giovanni
This distinctive pharmacy, located between the walls of the convent of San Giovanni, probably opened in 1201, although the current furnishings of the historic shop date from a later time. Three rooms hold shelves filled in the 16th-17th Centuries with small and large vases, flasks, jugs and tankards: the Sala del Fuoco (fire room) has a delivery desk with scales; the Sala dei Mortai (mortar room), frescoed with lunettes showing figures of Hippocrates, Galeno and Avicenna; and the Sala delle Sirene (sirens room), which holds a collection of documents.
Construction of this church started at the end of the 14th Century by the Dominican friars. It was completed at
the beginning of the 15th Century. The remains of 25 chief magistrates are buried here. The sepulchral monuments are ...
The Church of San Francesco di Paola was built as an offering from Ferdinando di Borbone after his return from
exile in Palermo during the French occupation. The project was drawn up by the architect Pietro Bianchi in 1816. ...
Built at the end of the 14th Century, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista is instantly eye catching because of
the large front entrance, which opens into a small courtyard. The construction is a mix of styles from the ...