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Piazza di Santa Maria Novella Tours

At first just a busy square and basilica in the middle of Florence, at a closer glance the church and museum reveals much about the city. It was decreed to the Dominicans in 1287 by the Florentine Republic, to decorate as the new church was being built on site. The piazza quickly became a popular public gathering place, home to artists, theater, festivals, tournaments, and more. It later became the sight of the carriage race, or Giambologna show, which took place between the basilica and the Hospital of San Paulo.

Today the piazza remains central to Florentine life. It faces the intricately designed green and white marble facade of the basilica, which was built in the 13th and 15th centuries and is considered a masterpiece of Renaissance art. As it was recently renovated and surrounded with hotels and restaurants, it is popular with visitors as well — particularly at night when the square is spectacularly lit up.

Practical Info

The Piazza di Santa Maria Novella sits in the historic center of Florence, right next to the main train station that shares its name.

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Small-Group Luxury Truffle and Olive Oil Food Tour with a Gourmet Dinner, Florence, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Luxury Truffle and Olive Oil Food Tour with a Gourmet Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Florence is a foodie paradise, with restaurants and shops celebrating the bounty of the Tuscan countryside with dishes and products showcasing truffles, ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $201.50
Florence City Bike Tour and Ice Cream Tasting, Florence, Cooking Classes
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Florence City Bike Tour and Ice Cream Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Our Guided Bike Tour is the most appropriate to visit the entire historical center of Florence in less time then simply walking.

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.08
Private Tour: Electric Bike Experience of Florence, Florence, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Electric Bike Experience of Florence

Hop on an electric bike and explore the city of Florence on this private 2-hour biking tour for your group. Follow your guide cycling through the streets, ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.37
Santa Maria Novella Private Tour, Florence, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Santa Maria Novella Private Tour

It is 3 hour tour of history and interesting facts about the very special place in Florence - Santa Maria Novella church and square, which was the site of ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.60
Bike and Bites: Small Group Florence Art and Street Food Tour, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Bike and Bites: Small Group Florence Art and Street Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

A small group, fun introductory Florence bike tour to discover the most important locations in town and to enjoy a tasty introduction to delicious Tuscan ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.71
Private Tour: Fashion and Perfumes Tour in Florence, Florence, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Fashion and Perfumes Tour in Florence

Private walking tour to Santa Maria Novella square with the possibility, upon your request, to visit one of the most important churches of Florence. You will ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs

From USD $125.94
Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour, Florence, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Accompanied by your own private guide, you'll relish personalized attention on your day tour of Florence.

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.04
Legends of Florence 2-Hour Walking Tour by Night, Florence, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 9

Legends of Florence 2-Hour Walking Tour by Night

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Get beneath the skin of Florence and explore its ghosts and curiosities by night. Hear historical anecdotes and stories that you won't find in any guidebook. ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.08

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