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Church of Santa Maria Novella

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 50123, Florence, Italy
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09:00 - 17:30
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Fri 11:00 - 17:30
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We thought this was the best church we saw in Florence ,absolutely beautiful inside ,lots of art ,history and stained glass. Was cheap to get in and no queues.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bev D
Retford, United Kingdom
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Retford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We thought this was the best church we saw in Florence ,absolutely beautiful inside ,lots of art ,history and stained glass. Was cheap to get in and no queues.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much to learn of the 12 centuries old church and place of worship, you will need at least half a day for this church itself. A photographers delight as well.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing ornate building in a lovely roomy square with Restaraunts scattered around the square. Beautiful gardens also

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Goulburn, Australia
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Just a short walking distance from our accommodation at the Hotel Club, the Church of Santa Maria Novella was worth a visit to see, another beautiful place among the attractions of Florence.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is stunning. I didn't realize until I was there that members of the Medici clan were buried there. The tombstones were on the floor of the church...I kind of felt weird stepping on it. In the back of the church is a leather school. I found some great leather souvenirs...actually better made than the ones you saw at... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My personal favourite of all Florentine churches. Since most people go straight to Maria del Fiore, there is almost no crowd and you can marvel everything in silence and at your own pace. The low ticket price also helps and is well worth it if.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such an impressive place! I loved the frescos, the stained glass windows, the paintings, the arches. Building commenced in 1279 and the series of chapels are in Gothic Renaissance style. Entrance was a mere Euro 5 or 3.50 for a concession. It is one of those places that even if you have already seen 50 churches or Basillcas,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On balance my preferred religious site to visit in Florence ( along with San Marco and to a lesser extent Sante Croce). We visited here 4 years ago and were somewhat blown away by Giotti's cross but I feel that the staff here have done a very good job in restoring a at presentnd presenting this church and its chapels... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every morning that we stepped out of JK place we were confronted by this beautifully designed church, the best time to admire the exterior is early morning upto 8am where you have the Piazza not too crowded, after that its gets really crowded.

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A wonderful surprise far better than the Duomo . Entry was esier and less expensive with so much to see and my husband went photo crazy

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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 area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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