The Crucifix painted by Giotto, the wooden Crucifix sculpted by Brunelleschi and Masaccio’s Holy Trinity would suffice in themselves to establish the glory of the Church of Santa Maria Novella,but the church boasts many other works of art both in painting and sculpture and architecture, as evidenced by the beautiful facade designed by Leon Battista Alberti.
Tickets: Full price ticket Reduced price ticket children from 11 to 18 years old Free ticket: Residents of the Municipality of Florence Children up to 10 years of age Disabled visitors and their carers Members of religious orders or congregations and diocesan clergy Leaders of school parties or groups (1 every 15 members) Tour guides Members of ICOM, ICOMOS and ICCROM Journalists
The Crucifix painted by Giotto, the wooden Crucifix sculpted by Brunelleschi and Masaccio’s Holy Trinity would suffice in themselves to establish the glory of the Church of Santa Maria Novella,but the church boasts many other works of art both in painting and sculpture and architecture, as evidenced by the beautiful facade designed by Leon Battista Alberti. The tour includes both the municipally-owned Museum of Santa Maria Novella (Cloister of the Dead, Green Cloister, Spanish Chapel, Ubriachi Chapel and Refectory) and the part of the complex managed by the Opera per Santa Maria Novella (Basilica and Cemetery of the "Avelli"). Visitors can also tour the magnificent Great Cloister, currently part of the Scuola Marescialli e Brigadieri dei Carabinieri, on special open days. Booking helps regulating access to the complex for reasons of safety and room inside the precinct and includes the rental of the Videoguide Tablet for the visit. Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday and on Saturday: 9am to 5pm Friday: 11am to 5:30pm Sunday and Holidays: from July to September: 12noon to 5pm from October to June: 1pm to 4pm Times vary depending on the day of the week, one should remember, however, that: Public Holidays follow the times of the relevant day of the week Pre-Holidays in the run up to religious Holidays follow Saturday opening times Religious Holidays follow Sunday opening times The last entry is 45 minutes before closing time. Reservations entrance: cashier, ticket station side, next to the Tourist Information Point, Piazza Stazione 4. Rules and Regulations: Visitors to the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella must respect the following rules: No smoking; Do not consume food or beverages; Behave in a respectful and appropriate manner befitting the location; Respect silence; Wear suitable clothes; Store any umbrellas or objects that could cause damage to the works of art in the umbrella holder or at the entrance; Do not use mobile/cell phones inside the Church; Do not bring animals; Do not leave bags, suitcases or personal effects in the Church; Do not go beyond the protective cordons around each work of art; Do not touch any works of art in the building; Respect the security staff and all those present; Supervise any children, disabled, elderly or people partially or not totally self-sufficient, for whom you are responsible. Do not take photos or video footage. In order to photograph, film, and all types of reproduction for studies or work or for purely personal reasons, please contact the Prefecture of Florence to submit a request. Video Guide Tablet for the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella The tablet outlines the history of the complex of Santa Maria Novella using the combination of text and audio contributions, supplied with a rich photogallery and interactive in-depth analyses. The tablet focuses on the masterpieces, starting from the great crucifixions by Giotto, Masaccio, Brunelleschi, to the great cycles by Andrea di Bonaiuto, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Filippino Lippi, from the illustrious tombs to the refined works by Andrea Cavalcanti and Sandro Botticelli. A multimedia narration bringing back to life that artistic, civic and religious unity that makes the Dominican convent one of the most extraordinary sites in Florence. Closure without previous notice for masses, concerts and extraordinary events. Available in 5 languages: English, Italian, French, German and Spanish. Duration: 45 minutes. First pick up: 9am, last pick up 3:30pm.