Santa Maria Novella Walk, Florence

Santa Maria Novella Walk, Florence
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Embark on a mesmerizing history tour when you visit the Santa Maria Novella district, one of the most historical districts in the city. A tour of the area will take you to ancient churches, historic buildings and a number of elegant boutiques. Step inside the church of Santa Maria Novella, a Gothic building that was started toward the end of the 13th century. The layout of the vast interior is believed to be the work of Brunelleschi, the architect of the Duomo's cupola. Take your time browsing the many fabulous works of art, including the Crucifix by Giotto which hangs in the central nave and the stunning frescoes in the Strozzi Chapel. Other standout works are a 15th-century wooden crucifix by Brunelleschi, and the Tornabuoni Chapel which features frescoes by the artistic school where Michelangelo was apprenticed. Visit Piazza della Stazione, one of the largest squares in the city. Take your pick of the many fine restaurants that line the streets here. The choice includes traditional Italian and ethnic eateries. Lovers of fascinating architecture won't want to miss out on a visit to the Fortezza da Basso. This 16-century defensive stronghold is an example of military Renaissance architecture and features restored historic palaces. Today, the complex hosts festivals, concerts and exhibitions.

Santa Maria Novella Walk - Route Map

Guide Name: Santa Maria Novella Walk
Guide Location: Italy » Florence
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Author: Xena
Lungarno Vespucci

1) Lungarno Vespucci

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Borgo Ognissanti, Casa alla Rovescia

2) Borgo Ognissanti, Casa alla Rovescia

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Borgo Ognissanti

3) Borgo Ognissanti

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Borgo Ognissanti

4) Borgo Ognissanti

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Piazza Ognissanti

5) Piazza Ognissanti

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Church of Santa Maria Novella

6) Church of Santa Maria Novella

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Via Panzani

7) Via Panzani

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Via Panzani

8) Via Panzani

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Via Panzani

9) Via Panzani

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Via degli Avelli

10) Via degli Avelli

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Church of Santa Maria Novella

11) Church of Santa Maria Novella

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Piazza della Stazione

12) Piazza della Stazione

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Piazza della Stazione

13) Piazza della Stazione

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Piazza della Stazione

14) Piazza della Stazione

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Valfonda Garden, Villa Vittoria

15) Valfonda Garden, Villa Vittoria

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