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The Hospital's Pharmacy

Hospital's Municipal Pharmacy
Hospital's Municipal Pharmacy

This pharmacy can be considered an example of late 18th century "bottega" (shop). It was opened in 1774. Here stood the Hospital of St. Francesco run by the Franciscan Tertiaries which was later transformed into a private residence. 

The pharmacy's vault was decorated by Angelo Gottarelli and Alessandro Della Nave. These decorations portray the virtues of medicine and the revitalising strength of nature.
The upper part of the walls in the pharmacy's bottom is embellished by six statues in distempered terracotta by Ballanti and Graziani, two painters by Faenza.
On the wooden shelves is a collection of 457 majolica vases used to contain medicinal substances. They were manufactured in Imola in the second half of the 18th century and their tablets are painted in blue against a white backdrop.


Address: via Emilia, 95 - 40026 Imola (BO)

Opening hours:From Monday to Friday: 8.30am-12.30am and 3.00pm-7.30pm (3.30pm-7.30 in summertime)
Closing days: Saturdays and Sundays (depending on the shifts)
Entry tickets: free entry 

Access for disabled people

The shop is disabled-friendly.

How to get there

How to get to Imola


It's located in the historical centre.
From the tollgate follow the directions to the centre.
From the train station go straight along until the clock tower; then turn right into via Emilia and follow this road for 150 metres. You'll find the pharmacy on the left under a portico.

Info on the tourist location

Farmacia Comunale dell'Ospedale

tel.: +39 0542 23459

Last update: 18-10-2013