Tickets for Santa Maria Novella + Video Guide

Discover the history of the Order of Preachers

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Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 19:00
Tomorrow:  11:00 - 19:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 18:30
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 19:00
Starting time
2 hours
  • 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.

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Instant ticket delivery
Skip The Line
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
Skip-the-line access to Santa Maria Novella
Tablet audio-video guide
Starting point
Piazza della Stazione, 4, 50123, Florence
Santa Maria Novella
Piazza della Stazione, 50123, Florence

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.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
Tablet audio-video guide available in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish
Additional info

Getting There

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

Jun 4, 2019
Muy interesante la visita, quiero recalcar la buena predisposición de la empleada que entrega las audioguías , exelente trato.
May 6, 2019
Todo fué genial. Pasamos un buen rato visitando Santa María Novella con una videoguía muy completa. Merece la pena.
Dec 26, 2018
Excelente servicio !!
Aug 29, 2018
La visite guidée à l'aide de l'audioguide est très intéressante et riche en explications historiques et artistiques.
De plus l'accueil par la personne qui nous a remis le matériel a été chaleureux.
Une très belle église italienne au sein de Florence où la visite sans explication serait beaucoup plus fade.
May 12, 2018
Pas d’attente et très bon accueil. Beaucoup de choses à voir avec de nombreuses œuvres d’art sacrées très belles. Et comme c’est grand on n’est pas gêné par le monde, qu’il y a moins qu’ailleurs.
Oct 15, 2017
È stata un'esperienza ottima in quanto anche le opere d'arte vengono messe in risalto con le spiegazioni offerte dall'audio guida. È stato gradito anche il biglietto online che ti permette di evitare le lunghe code.
Sep 17, 2017
Prachtige kerk. Videogids voegt echt iets toe.
Jul 24, 2017
Très bien mais l endroit pour récupérer les écouteurs est inexacte se présenté directement à l'église
Jul 3, 2017
Molto bella

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