If during your trip to Italy, you find yourself in need of aspirin, bandaids or cough syrup, or you need prescription medication, you’ll have to head to a pharmacy, or in Italian, a farmacia.
Open pharmacies display a green neon cross out front, making them easy to recognize, even from a distance. Each farmacia displays a card with its own opening hours, emergency telephone number, and where to go outside of those opening hours for emergency services.
Pharmacists in Italy are allowed more leeway in dispensing health advice and selling pharmaceuticals than in the US. If you can describe your condition well, you may be able to procure a prescription directly from a pharmacist in Italy. Likewise, if you need a prescription filled on an emergency basis, you may be able to do so—if you know the scientific or generic name of the medicine you need and can make a good case for the pharmacist to dispense it.
The closest pharmacy is located 5 minutes walking from the hotel and it’s called “Farmacia Internazionale”. For opening hours, please ask to the reception.