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Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 18, 50123, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

If you're a church frescoe person, than this is a must see. It's right next to the train station. It's very open inside. Lots of free space. There are amazing frescoes decorating the apse, adjacent chapels, and spectacular frescoes in a chapel accessed from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tjb600
Reviewed 18 October 2018

don't miss the church, the chapels in it, the cloisterS, the refectory in the big cloister (such a zen space!!!) and the spanish chapel and the graveyard!!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

A Dominican church near the train station. Inside you will enjoy many famous frescoes and art treasures. At the center, is the Crucifix by Giotto. We were very surprised with the collection of relics from many of the Saints located at this basilica. Ticket was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We didn’t get a chance to pop in because it was closed (hence the 4), but it was a stunning piece of architect! This was a fantastic piece of architecture, wish we could have wandered inside.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank danirotter
Reviewed 28 August 2018

From the outside the Basilica is impressive, once you walk into the court yard, not so much. However the piazza is a nice place to have a coffee and people watch. The entrance fee is $5 Euros.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Redshirts889
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Right next door to the main railway station (which is named after the basilica) is Santa Maria Novella, a beautiful example of a Florentine basilica. Built on the site of a 9th century oratory most of the current church is from the 15th and 16th...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I love to vidit churches, which are always an oasis of calm, and this was no exception. A very old church, built in the 1300s and 1400s, with spectacular frescoes, and a large expanse of grounds and displays. Very detailed stained glass windows. I will...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank simonannitsford
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Florence is beautiful city, best explored walking... This basilica is located just a few hundred yards away from from Firenze station... Basilica is very beautiful... The best part is there are no long ques outside... Its worth visiting this beautiful structure... One should definitely spend...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank rakeshsureka
Reviewed 14 April 2018

This church / museum isn't just full of the usual renaissance art but full of amazing and spectacular frescoes. There are a number of intetesting cloisters and side chapels. As this church isn't at the centre of historical Florence it wasn't too crowded. Well worth...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 4 April 2018

With all Florence have to offer , and on the other hand, people claim that Florence is a 1 day visit, many tend to skip places like the Santa Maria Novella. The Basilica is comfortably located near the central bus station. A tranquil place with...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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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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