Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy - Via della Scala 16, Florence, Italy

The pharmacy is most likely the oldest, still open and operating pharmacy in the world. It is definitely the oldest in Italy. It first opened its doors in 1221, where the Dominican monks grew herbs to make salves, balms and medicines for their own infirmary. However, their products were so superior, the pharmacy opened to the public in the 17th century. It is still open to this day and uses the same, original recipes.