The Santa Maria Novella Church in Florence
The Santa Maria Novella Church is generally not among the top 10 places to visit in Florence and it is pity. Rebuilt on a pre-existing, the façade of Santa Maria Novella that we see today was designed in 1456 by Leon Battista Alberti on merchant's Bernardo Ruccellai Commission. The Church, although already concluded by the mid fourteenth century with the construction of the adjacent convent, was officially consecrated in 1420 by Pope Martin V. The Cappellone degli Spagnoli, there are frescoes depicting the Dominican friars with the appearance of dogs or Hounds of the Lord (domini canes), surrounding the lost sheep. Annexed to the Church are visible inside the building of the convent, three monumental cloisters of rare beauty (il Chiostro dei Morti, the Green Cloister, the Cappellone degli Spagnoli).
Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Florence
Business hours: Weekdays 9.00-17.30 13.00-17.00 holidays Friday 11.00-17.30
Ticket: € 3,50
Maximum 30 pax
The itinerary can be made every morning from Tuesday to Saturday
Tour duration: 3 hours