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Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 18, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 219257
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Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 18, 50123, Florence, Italy
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"old church"
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"beautiful church"
in 4 reviews
"firenze station"
in 2 reviews
"large square"
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"white marble"
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"cloisters"
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"frescoes"
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"arches"
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"euros"
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"architecture"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right next door to the main railway station (which is named after the basilica) is Santa Maria Novella, a beautiful example of a Florentine basilica. Built on the site of a 9th century oratory most of the current church is from the 15th and 16th...More

Thank inoble
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I love to vidit churches, which are always an oasis of calm, and this was no exception. A very old church, built in the 1300s and 1400s, with spectacular frescoes, and a large expanse of grounds and displays. Very detailed stained glass windows. I will...More

Thank simonannitsford
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Florence is beautiful city, best explored walking... This basilica is located just a few hundred yards away from from Firenze station... Basilica is very beautiful... The best part is there are no long ques outside... Its worth visiting this beautiful structure... One should definitely spend...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This church / museum isn't just full of the usual renaissance art but full of amazing and spectacular frescoes. There are a number of intetesting cloisters and side chapels. As this church isn't at the centre of historical Florence it wasn't too crowded. Well worth...More

Thank brenhell
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

With all Florence have to offer , and on the other hand, people claim that Florence is a 1 day visit, many tend to skip places like the Santa Maria Novella. The Basilica is comfortably located near the central bus station. A tranquil place with...More

1  Thank Cynicoren
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We were amazed to be able to walk into this beautiful Basilica without any queue. We paid €7.50 which was well worth the money. There are some beautiful paintings, all labelled clearly and the ceiling paintings are very colourful with an easy to see guide...More

1  Thank 209lindag
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

When the guidebook said 463 steps to the top I wasn't thrilled but the views over the city were so well worth the effort. Absolutely breathtaking 360' of the city and Tuscany!

Thank Sophie H
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

The basilica is located right next to the Firenze station. A 15th century church can be visited if we have time to spare in florence.

Thank SathishTG
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Entry was €8 which isn’t bad as you get access to a lot. As soon as I walked in the door I realised this was going to be exciting with the huge black and white intricately cut marble arch’s. The arch’s continued throughout the church...More

Thank Ian A
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We visited as soon as arrive in Florence and had a great visit. The complex is very interesting and the church is really impressive.

Thank David C
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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
...More
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