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Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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The first great basilica in Florence, Basilica of Santa Maria Novella is a treasure house of sacred ornaments and artifacts built on top of an earlier place of worship that dates back to the ninth century. The most famous are the Gothic and Renaissance frescoes commissioned by the city's most prominent families. The interior of the basilica is a labyrinth of chapels, all decorated with Renaissance artwork commissioned by families such as the Medicis. One of these family members, Cosimo I, held chariot races in the large square at the front entrance. This tradition lasted until the 19th century. Look at the sacristy for one of Giotto's early works, "John the Evangelist." Use our Florence travel itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and other attractions in Florence.
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  • From outside is not particularly interesting, however it is much more. Paintings, statues, really nice! The square with lawn and flowers ... beautiful
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  • I came back after so long to review this wonder and was surprised by the many improvements introduced by the authorities, also, who spearheaded the enjoyment of this massive and underestimated resorts (5 euro seem a fair price).
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  • A lovely Church. Worth the entrance fee to get in. They also have a nice shop inside to buy gifts. In my top 2 churches in Florence to visit. 
  • One of the most important buildings of the Renaissance, the beautiful facade designed by Leon Battista Alberti cleverly adapts to the pre-existence of the oculus
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  • Beautiful church with intricate stained glass windows and paintings of Mary's life.
  • Beautiful pharmacy! Love the tea room - amazing rose tea and cookies.
  • Notice! please do'nt buy the pictures that has been placed in the road. I was €100 claim. But this cost is €1.
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