Abbazia di San Giovanni: "The monk's shop" Top 5 Page for this destination Parma Shopping Tip by Manara

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If a visit to the ancient pharmacy of San Giovanni makes you long for the herbal remedies that centuries ago were a speciality of monks, you can find them nearby. In fact the Benedictine monks of San Giovanni have another abbey in Torrechiara, a few kilometres out of town, where they grow herbs and keep bees, and make the products that are sold here. By the way, also the shop assistant is a monk.

What to buy: In the dark wood shelves you will find bags with mixtures of herbs for various purposes (diuretics, laxative etc.), jars of honey, pollen, and also beauty products for the skin and hair.

What to pay: Most items have prices between 6 and 10 euros.

Address: Piazzale San Giovanni
Directions: At the entrance to the Abbey
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 24, 2011
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