Tickets for Santa Maria Novella + Video Guide

Discover the history of the Order of Preachers

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Opening hours
Tuesday:  09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday:  09:00 - 17:30
Thursday:  09:00 - 17:30
Friday:  11:00 - 17:30
Saturday:  09:00 - 17:30
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 17:30
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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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
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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
Ratings & reviews
10 Reviews

Oct 19, 2019
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.

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