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Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

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About Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

The basilica of Santa Maria Novella is one of the most important churches in Florence and stands on the homonymous square. If Santa Croce was and is an ancient center of Franciscan culture and Santo Spirito hosted the Augustinian order, Santa Maria Novella was for Florence the reference point for another important mendicant order, the Dominicans.  The church, the adjoining cloister, and the chapter house contain a multiplicity of art treasures and funerary monuments.



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Cappelle Medicee0.33km from Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

The Medici chapels, built as the burial place of the Medici family, are now a state museum in Florence, obtained from some areas of the basilica of San Lorenzo.  The rooms are now known collectively as "Medici chapels" were built between the 16th and 17th centuries as an extension of the Brunelleschi basilica in order to celebrate the Medici family. The Medici chapels are now a museum, which can be accessed from the back of the basilica, in Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini.

Mercato Centrale0.36km from Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

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Basilica di San Lorenzo0.36km from Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

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Laurentian Medici Library0.38km from Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

The Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana is the Medici’s library designed by Michelangelo in the San Lorenzo complex in Florence. It is also a major working library.  Laurentian Medici Library. The Laurentian Medici Library is a major library in Florence. For tourists, the main sight is the magnificent Renaissance reading room designed by Michelangelo. the library was built to emphasize that the Medici were no longer merchants but members of intelligent and ecclesiastical society. It contains manuscri

Strozzi Palace0.42km from Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

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The Baptistery of St. John0.48km from Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

The Baptistery of St. John is located  in the heart of the city in the Piazza del Duomo, it is adjacent to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence's most famous landmark with its distinctive pastel-hued marble, tall bell tower and enormous dome designed by Brunelleschi. The baptistery sits in front like a welcoming beacon to the monumental piazza and church.

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Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany is also known for its wines.