Antica Farmacia dei Monaci Camaldolesi



  • Ancient Monastery Pharmacy of Camaldoli
  • Herbal remedies and cosmetics by Benedictine monks
  • Monastic tradition and products since 1331
  • Unique and genuine products of Tuscany
Località Camaldoli, 16, 52014 Camaldoli AR, Italy


Uncover the fascinating history and traditions of the Ancient Monastery Pharmacy of Camaldoli, nestled in the heart of Tuscany. Explore the time-honored Benedictine monks’ expertise in herbal remedies, cosmetics, and culinary delights, as you immerse yourself in a world of spirituality and beauty.

Culture & History

The Ancient Monastery Pharmacy of Camaldoli has a rich history that dates back to 1331. Originally known as the Spezieria, it was a place where Benedictine monks took care of the sick with their herbalist arts. The monks’ knowledge of healing plants enabled them to create various ointments, potions, and remedies.

The pharmacy has been rebuilt several times after devastating fires, but its tradition remains strong to this day. The Benedictine motto, “Ora et Labora,” combines prayer and work, which led the monks to cultivate the land and create products based on their monastic recipes.

In addition to herbal remedies and cosmetics, the monks have a long-standing tradition of producing delicious food and drink, such as honey, candies, chocolate, mushrooms, syrups, jams, and herbal teas. The products offered by the Ancient Pharmacy of Camaldoli are deeply connected to the local history, values, and community.

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