Santa Maria Novella Church and Museum



Santa Maria Novella Basilica is one of the main Gothic Churches in Tuscany. Its Facade, the oldest in Florence, was built in 2 times by the architects Fra Jacopo Talenti (lower part in Romanesque style) and Leon Battista Alberti (who finished the upper part 100 years later). The convent was built by Dominican friars between 1279 and 1357 just outside the medieval walls of Florence.

Inside ARE a few important frescoed Chapels and masterpieces:

The Strozzi Chapel, dedicated to St John the Evangelist,with frescoes by Filippino Lippi.

The Tornabuoni Chapel, dedicated both to the Virgin Mary and St, John the Baptist and frescoed by Domenico Ghirlandaio.

The Strozzi di Mantova Chapel, dedicated to St Thomas Aquinas, with frescos byAndrea di Cione, called the Orcagna.

The Gondi Chapel contains a wooden Crucifix by Brunelleschi (1410-15).

Important work of Giotto: the Crucifix hanging in the centre of the central nave, 1288-89.

The Trinity by Masaccio, 1424-25, rediscovered in 1860, as it was covered by frescoes of Vasari made in 16th century.

The Santa Maria Novella Museum, located adjacent to the Church, foresees another admission fee that includes frescos of Paolo Uccello in the Green Cloister with Old Testament scenes, the Spanish Chapel with frescoes of Andrea di Bonaiuto.


Weekly: 9am - 5:30pm - Saturday 9am - 5pm

Holiday: 1pm - 5pm

Entrance Fee: Euro 3,50.


Piazza Santa Maria Novella , Florence-Centre, 50123

View Larger Map

Book Nearby Accommodation

View Larger Map
Book Now!

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Florence.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Book Experiences in Florence

Create & Share your own Guide to Florence with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Florence is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Florence

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Florence