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Tickets for Santa Maria Novella + Video Guide

Discover the history of the Order of Preachers

Mus.e Firenze
Registered address: Via Aurelio Nicolodi n. 2, 50131, Firenze, IT
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Duration: 2h
Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Skip the line
Wheelchair accessible
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Live guide: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Skip-the-line access to Santa Maria Novella
Tablet audio-video guide

Meeting point

Piazza della Stazione, 4, 50123, Florence

  • Skip the line to the 13th-century Basilica di Santa Maria Novella for a high-tech history lesson with video guide
  • Witness incredible frescoes by the likes of Niccolò di Tommaso, Nardo di Cione, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Filippino Lippi
  • Immerse yourself in the art of ancient Florence and see the 13th-century tombstones in the Cloisters

Skip the line at the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, the highlight of Florence's monastic complex. Once inside, you'll learn the history of the Dominican Order via a high-tech video guide. Tour this fascinating basilica, discover great artwork of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and admire the Cloisters, 15th-century frescoes, and more.

With this skip the line ticket you can enter the Santa Maria Novella and whisk yourself back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The whole time you'll have a high-tech video guide on a handy 7-inch tablet. This guide will help illuminate the basilica's history, architecture, and artworks.

This basilica, the first one in Florence, is filled with incredible artwork by some of the greatest contributors to the Renaissance, including the painter Giotto, famed for his unsurpassed craftsmanship.

Other highlights include Masaccio's fresco of the 'Trinity with the Madonna', and Domenico Ghirlandaio and Filippino Lippi's late 15th-century fresco cycles. The Italian Gothic architecture of the 'Chiostro dei Morti' (Cloister of the Dead) never fails to leave an impression.

Pay attention to the 14th-century decorative schemes dating from the Plague in 1348. These dramatic representations of paradise, purgatory, and hell are understandably morbid, given the amount of death that was all around.

  • Your admission time can vary up to 30 minutes from your selected timeslot. You will be informed upon arrival
  • Collect your video guide by showing your smartphone ticket at the video desk at Piazza della Stazione 4 (Cloister Entrance). From here you can enter the basilica right away

Getting There

Bus: Lines 22, C1 or C2 to Stazione Via Panzani.

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:30
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Cancellation is possible until 24 hours before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

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3 reviews
ADELINO,  Italy Italy
03 Jan 2024
Una interessante visita ad una delle splendide chiese di Firenze con un'audioguida su tablet esaustiva e completa
Santa Maria Novella + Video Guide
Gian Carlo,  Italy Italy
03 Dec 2023
Validissima Lo consiglio vivamente a tutti Peccato che gli auricolari delle audioguide non funzionassero, ma il personale si è prodigato al massimo per risolvere i problemi
Santa Maria Novella + Video Guide
Philippe,  France France
03 Jan 2024
C'était parfait, bonne organisation nous avons fait une visite complète et très agréable merci
Santa Maria Novella + Video Guide

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