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Church of Santa Maria Novella

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Dominican monastery that serves as a distinguished monument to the religious and artistic history of Florence, which features valuable examples of Florentine paintings from the 14th and 15th centuries..
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Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Founded in the first half of the thirteenth century Santa Maria Novella has so many marvelous works of art to see. The Annunciation on the back wall is truly beautiful, the hanging crucifix is by Giotto, and the Strozzi chapel by Filippino Lippi are just...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church in a lovely square with nice restaurants around. After looking at church we sat for lunch admiring the exterior of the church.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank N3065LKdebbies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is amazing for its architecture, beautiful marble fascade and artwork within. Admission is included in Firenzi Card (very much recommend). Small gift shop inside as well. See Masaccio's first example of perspective used in Renaissance art in the Trinity.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank loisp297
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Basilica. Much better than Duomo so if you only have time for one, do this. Gorgeous internally with fabulous frescos. Also has delightful gardens.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WendyinLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No this is not another A-B-C (Another Boring Church) tour. I was questioning the admission price when I stepped into the church. Was this all!? But then I went out a door into a court yard....then another court yard.....and more rooms....and discovered a CATHOLIC COMPLEX!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting old(from 1470) church. It describes the Gothic-Renaissance in a very interesting manner. It's simple but very beautiful because of this!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gerhart M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church was basically completed in the mid-1300s and has a different style than the others, but is difficult to describe. Dante spent some time here, trying to perfect the Meridian Line in the church, which I think was recently added to the floor. St....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kurteg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The church is stunning, the Giotto's crucifix is superb. Outside the church, all around the garden there are porticos with rooms with great murales. A must see

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank czlido
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our Italian friends had suggested we visit here as it tends to be one of the more underrated attractions of Florence. They were right! The building is very much larger than it appears from the outside and the many frescoes and artworks displayed inside are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Popeye500
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Loved this elegant architecture, the first place we visited when we arrived in Florence. Worth every minute if you like old architecture.

Date of experience: May 2018
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9 January 2018|
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Response from linda h | Reviewed this property |
would not think there us a charge.
Cindy G
22 July 2016|
Response from IanJanineA |
Yes. It's already very warm in Florence. We went yesterday and there was no issue at all with dress code. Unlike in Venice where women must cover their shoulders??
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22 July 2016|
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Response from Nomadtourist37 | Reviewed this property |
Men can wear shorts in the church, and photographs without flash are allowed