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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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"close to the train station"
in 6 reviews
"nice square"
in 6 reviews
"gelateria"
in 8 reviews
"chariot race"
in 2 reviews
"west end of the city"
in 2 reviews
"wine by the bottle"
in 2 reviews
"on friday saturday nights"
in 2 reviews
"open wine"
in 2 reviews
"close proximity to our hotel"
in 2 reviews
"hotel roma"
in 2 reviews
"sell food"
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"street music"
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"major attractions in florence"
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"holy trinity"
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"surrounding buildings"
in 3 reviews
"various parts"
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"nice architecture"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A short walk from the main train station is the massive Piazza Santa Maria Novella which was a big open square with a rounded park in the middle. It was flanked by another large church and a very grand looking hotel. It was a lovely...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

saw it for 3 days just in front of my hotel window. A nice, wide piazza with nice restaurants around it. 3 min from the train station.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prepare to wait in line over an hour to enter this magnificent church in Florence, however the outside of the church and the piazza are excellent to explore! So much frescoes and statues to see outside this church including Battisto de San Giovanni next to...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

On this square is the Santa Maria Novella church. It is close to the rail station, but there is nothing interesting here.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This piazza is named for the Basilica marking the northern boundary. This is a large square located a short distance from the Stazione SMN. The most prominent feature is the two obelisks, which marked the turns for the races held here. As close, as this...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A lovely square located in front of the Santa Maria Novella church and close to the main train station. In medieval times, there was an annual chariot race held in June and this was part of the race course. This event was discontinue in the...More

Thank Della G
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Piazza Santa Maria Novella is at the west end of the city and very close to the train station. It is centrally located to the train station, bus stops, and it is about a 10 minute walk to all the major attractions in Florence. The...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

The Piazza offers a pleasant setting with some good views of nearby buildings especially of Santa Maria.

Thank Ian A
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

The Piazza di Santa Maria Novella is very near the train station and can be reached in few minutes of walk.

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

The square has everything you need from which to base your walking or transit touring . The piazza itself, beside having the fantastic Basilica, has everything to get you going or let you rest....gelato places, pizza, fine dining, bars, convenience shop....and nearby you have the...More

Thank Jim 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
...More
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