The Golden Head Apothecary

The Golden Head Apothecary

The Golden Head Apothecary ("La Testa D’Oro"), was located almost opposite the Church of San Bartolomeo, close to the San Marco side of the Rialto Bridge.  It is a very busy area, full of souvenir stalls and shops and the head being 5 metres off the ground; is easily...

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Teriaca – The Divine Potion

Teriaca – The Divine Potion

Teriaca – the Divine Potion to “cure all evils”, was produced by apothecaries under license from the Venetian State.  Out of the ninety apothecaries in Venice, only about forty were licensed to produce it under strict rules.  The license holders who were known as...

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