Products of the Dominican Monastery of Pratovecchio
The Monastery of Santa Maria della Neve, one of the Dominican monasteries in Tuscany, was founded in 1568 in Pratovecchio (Arezzo). In 2009 the community of San Domenico di Querceto-Sesto Fiorentino joined. According to an ancient tradition common to all monastic communities, the Monastery has always had an apothecary's shop where medicinal liqueurs, lactovaries (medicinal compounds with honey and sugar) and other specific herbal preparations were produced. From this centuries-old tradition originates the rediscovery of the preparations of the Ancient Apothecary's shop of the Monastery of Santa Maria della Neve and San Domenico, both in the cosmetic and health field and that today the Dominican nuns propose again. The perfumes are prepared with essences obtained from the typical flowers of the Casentino territory, in Tuscany.