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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 today

Our last stop on our way to the train station was this beautiful church! Well worth a visit just to sit and marvel at; not only the architecture, but also, the age of this historic building.

Thank Carol K
Reviewed yesterday

This large church is well worth a visit to see the beautiful religious art (fresco's , sculpture and crucifix's painted by Botticelli, Bronzino, Brunelleschi and Lippi), architecture, stained glass and Florentine marble floors. The entrance fee is modest and it is usually not crowded.

Thank daanddo
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a large piazza and the building adds so much beauty to the area. There are hotels nearby, so in my next visit I would love to stay near this iconic place. It does get a lot of traffic, best time to photograph the...More

Thank ttaylor2u
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once you hike up to Piazza Michelangelo or you can take a taxi to save you time, enjoy the view there and then it is an easy walk further up the steps. Take the short cut up the stairs and curve around the back way....More

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Church of Santa Maria Novella is a beautiful church for a wedding. The Church is full of history and outstanding interior feels like you are stepping back in time

Thank Dianne L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture and artwork are breath taking and it is fantastic to be able to walk around and pay homage to those who created this wonderful piece of Florentine history.

Thank Darina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just a very short walk from the hotel. very old and beautiful church and museum, no long lines and not that expensive worth seeing

Thank jadals2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing church that pays incredible respect to Florence's Christian faith, history, and many departed Florentines who changed the world. I can't think of another single final resting place for so many historic figures. At times, Florence can overwhelm you with the volume...More

Thank Spaceman58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it was a very warm day when we visited Florence, we felt good. It's a shame that it's so crowded. We did not stand on the huge queues to enter the cathedral. I'm sorry I did not come in.

Thank Carmina R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s truly amazing the number of beautiful churches in Florence. The architecture and care put into building such as this one is truly breathtaking. It’s located right in a square so it’s easy to get to and easy to navigate. We stumbled upon it strictly...More

Thank scott m
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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.
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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