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Piazza di Santa Maria Novella

Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy
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Many important attractions are located on or near this busy square including Ognissanti, the parish church of the Vespucci family, and Santa Maria Novella, the home of the Dominicans.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another lovely piazza - both day and night - again a good range of bars and restaurants- a highlight is that one of the hotels has a roof top bar - open the non residents from 7pm with fabulous views of the city. It is...More

Thank Liz K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited end of July on a very hot day in Florence, luckily in the late afternoon so we had some shade as you can see from the uploaded photos. We would avoid visiting at high noon. This is one of the few very open...More

Thank VoyagerAimerSourire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to stay while in Florence. The piazza is always humming with light night life and modest traffic during the day given the fact that most people just cruise right through, either coming from or going to SM Novella train station. Every night there...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good piazza to watch if you are waiting for train because is just 5 minutes walk from train station.

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a lovely square, in front of the Church of Santa Maria Novella and a couple of minutes from the railway station. It is nicely designed, some greenery, seating and quiet in the middle of a busy area traffic wise. There are shops and...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The piazza has the Basilica as the focal point, which is beautiful and worth going into. It is also surrounded by hotels, a museum, and restaurants. The restaurants are nice, as you can eat outside. It is a nice atmosphere. There is usually a guy...More

1  Thank IllinoisLglegl
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We didn't have time to go inside but we took some photos in front and in the piazza. For photo enthusiasts or people looking to take a good travel photo/selfie this is a great church to visit. It's just outside of the city center so...More

Thank Lauren J
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Not sure I'd call it an attraction, the church itself is really the attraction...don't expect much from just the square.

Thank gravelord
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I don't know how much money the government spent on these useless metal "structures" which are considered "benches" but they're too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter (being made of metal). For a really beautiful traditional city like Florence, these modern-looking...More

Thank Art J
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The Piazza, located south of the Basilica, contains large grassy areas along with two obelisks. These marble obelisks, sitting atop a stone pedestal seem to be resting on the backs of 4 bronze turtles and were markers for chariot races. This square, even though only...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
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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