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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 yesterday

We went there early one morning and could have used more time. Great collection of art that surprised us.

Thank Companion755605
Reviewed 4 days ago

What an unexpected pleasure and delight this church was. Located on a lovely striking square surrounded by hotels and restaurants. The green and white façade grabs the attention but once inside your senses are blown away by the magnificent art on display and the incredible...More

Thank Malcolm114
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having been to Florence previously and not visited the Basilica, we were so pleased we did so today. Magnificent structure on the outside hiding many works of art inside and the cloisters need to be seen to be believed. Much bigger than it looks from...More

Thank AnneBGoulburn
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the nicest church of Firenze, and also Boccacio mentioned it in his Dekameron; a church of Dominican order; wonderful fresks in white and green marble.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive use of Italian marble both inside and out. Found the arches that had alternating black and white marble stone appealing.The monks who inhabited this complex left behind some great artwork. Consider this place for a nice, peaceful walk. The portion of the complex visible...More

Thank MaxwellWade
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a hotel nearby this church so paid a short visit to it. Not a whole lot to write about.

Thank Adeel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit out of the way to some of the attractions, but amazing inside. Tombs of an incredible number of notable Italians artists, scientists, and religious figures.

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If the inside of the church does not take your breathe away the views of Florence will. Remember to cover your shoulders in order to enter the church.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This complex is bigger than it looks on the outside. Tickets €7.50 for adults, a bit less for children 11-18; under 10s go free. The complex has various cloisters with wonderful Giotto frescos, and the main basilica itself is truly stunning - especially on the...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this church is located right in front of our hotel. its huge, beautiful in interior, paintings, and there are parks and other parts to see. but relatively nothing too special compared to many other beautiful churches in Italy.

Thank charina s
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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the
majority of the people arriving in Florence, which
might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists
come across the constant hustle and bustle of the
station before exiting, taking a few steps and
stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It
is impossible not to admire the the square, housing
one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
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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??
Cindy G
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