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CHAPTER EXCLUSIVE TOUR WITH SPECIAL PERMIT SAN LORENZO IN MIRANDA IN THE ROMAN FORUM
The church of San Lorenzo in Miranda, still consecrated, although not officiated regularly, is one of the hidden treasures of Rome. Overlooking and almost suspended on the Via Sacra of the Roman Forum and recently restored, it was created in the Middle Ages within what remained of the temple that the Roman emperor, Antoninus Pius had dedicated in 141 AD. to his wife Faustina and represents one of the most interesting and original examples of the combination of classical architecture and renaissance-baroque forms.
The building is currently owned by the Noble College of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Universitas Aromatoriarum Urbis, which also has a museum and a library in the ancient building. A manuscript by Raffaello Sanzio is also mentioned in the archives kept in the archives of the organization. It houses works by great masters such as Pietro da Cortona and also enjoys a breathtaking and unique view of the Roman Forum.
In the Library we will be able to admire the Farmocopee uffciali (Official Pharmacopoeias) as the Institution owns the most important Pharmacopoeia Collection in Italy, with texts starting from the second half of the 1500s and Incisions of the anatomical tables of S Pietro da Cortona. We may also be able to admire manuscript recipes, the most ancient is that of Cardinal Del Monte (Francesco Maria Del Monte), one of the most lively characters in the Roman cultural and artistic panorama of the early 1600s. Another visible pharmaceutical recipe is that of Pietro Peretti, a steward of the Pontiff of the time. It will then be possible to visit the archive and consult the Master Books of the College (entrance and exit of the College), from the most ancient of the '600 to the most recent, almost all bound in leather, legible and very beautiful.
Finally, in the President's room, the most ancient "Statutes" of the College are exhibited in the central windows, manuscripts of the second half of the 15th century with ornate letters, miniatures of St. Lawrence all on pages of very fine parchment.
On the premises of the Collegio it is possible to visit the Museum of Pharmaceutical Art which preserves a splendid collection of vases and other ancient pharmacy instruments.