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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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  • Average16%
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1 - 10 of 176 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I do recommend this church as a must see on your first trip to Florence if you love art history. I love it. The fresco's by Filippino Lippi are beautiful as well as the one's by Ghirlandaio. Ask one of the attendants to show you...More

Thank EvelynR340
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful square with Santa Maria novella church on one side.. Lots of cafes and restaurants Around.. Closer to the station

Thank Siddhi D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here after a tour let us off at Santa Maria Novella station. A couple of good restaurants here to have dinner and just watch the world go by. One of the best piazzas we stopped in.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 15 October 2017

5 minutes from the train station with bars, restaurants, street vendors, this lovely piazza is full of life. Beautiful by day or night, it is within easy reach of a lot of the local attractions. You can walk to the Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and...More

Thank Lula P
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I visited people who have an apartment overlooking this Piazza. It is so much fun, something always going on. The street sweepers and trash people keep it spotless. The birds are fascinating. Overall a fun place to listen to music, watch people, avoid beggars and...More

Thank omabluebird
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely Piazza with a gorgeous old 13th century church as it's centrepiece. Very close to the Duomo and the Palazzo Vecchio and well worth stopping by. Right by the train station too so if you are arriving or relating the city by train...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This piazza/plaza/square is one of Florence’s main ones, and perhaps the most beautiful, with a grassy area. It is the site of fairs and festivals held here throughout the year. The Gothic-Romanesque marble façade of Church/Basilica of Santa Maria Novella enhances views from this peaceful...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This piazza is surprisingly quiet for Aug compared to the rest of Florence. This is located within ten minutes of the central train station and the Duomo so its very central. As every piazza i have ever visited in Italy be aware that the prices...More

Thank ceri r
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Another lovely piazza - both day and night - again a good range of bars and restaurants- a highlight is that one of the hotels has a roof top bar - open the non residents from 7pm with fabulous views of the city. It is...More

Thank Liz K
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We visited end of July on a very hot day in Florence, luckily in the late afternoon so we had some shade as you can see from the uploaded photos. We would avoid visiting at high noon. This is one of the few very open...More

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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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