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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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+39 055 219257
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 July 2005

In any other city, this church would be a standout superstar, but compared to some of the other famous churches in Florence, it feels like a bit of an also-ran. Nevertheless, I spent a pleasant hour soaking in the art here. Best are the "Tornabuoni...More

7  Thank lovriena
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 August 2012

I am a serious photographer so when I visit European cathedrals, I like to capture exquisite images. That means I want to know before I visit what the policy about photographs really is. I have come to the conclusion that you cannot trust what the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the most beautiful churches in Florence. It is located close to the train station with the same name. There is an admission fee and the ticket office is on the side.The style is Gothic Renaissance and it is shaped like a cross. It...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We came here to see the frescoes inspired by Dante from the 1300's. There was a lot more there worth seeing too. This is the first big church that was built in Florence. Very glad we visited. It was a bit of a trek from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is amazing as well as the plaza outside. Nice architecture and altars. Some paintings could have better illumination and needs some restoration.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place where "Decamerone" starts is really worth seeing. It's also interesting because of its bilatteral nature. In architecture - the building and its fasade; in use - a dominicane monastry and an austronomic laboratory. And everything is still there for you to see and...More

Thank Natalia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many churches to see in Florence but this is one not to be missed. The area surrounding is nice and the church itself is lovely.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Grand Hotel Minerva adjacent to this church while in Florence. The church looked impressive from the outside, but I didn't get the opportunity to go in. My sister who was on the trip found time to go inside and she took...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Church of Santa Maria Novella has been under the shadow of Duomo as the front façade is similar and many tourists spend their time around piazza del duomo. Some people even see this beauty while they are walking to or from Firenze main train station....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way to the train station to buy tickets to Siena, we stopped here and was glad we did. It was a beautiful church and its grounds were also very nice.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church itself is a work of art but the paintings on the side chapels are also well worth viewing. Wealthy families in Florence make Santa Maria their choice for weddings. Although it is close to the rail station, Santa Maria does not attract the...More

Thank jterry788
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Giotto, Uccello, Ghirlandaio and Massacio are the stars of this strikingly beautiful church. Buy a guidebook to make sense of it all, and don't forget to view the cloister.

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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??
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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