Italian in Italy
In Italy, pharmacies only sell products that are directly related to the body. One will find prescription and over-the-counter medicines, beauty and skin care products, personal hygiene products and diapers and lotions for babies. Generally there is a scale for customers, and the pharmacist is available to take blood pressure and give advice regarding over-the-counter medications. Pharmacies are not usually self-service, so the customer must ask the pharmacist for everything desired. Outside the door of each pharmacy is a list of pharmacies open all night for each night of the week. When a pharmacy is "on call," it means that there is an employee on the premises available to sell medicine through a special window created for after-hours clientele.