Church of Santa Maria Novella

Church of Santa Maria Novella

Firenze - Churches

The church of Santa Maria Novella was built by Dominican friars during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and is considered the masterpiece of early Italian Gothic architecture. Commissioned by the Rucellai family, the facade was completed in 1438 by Leon Battista Alberti, who blended Gothic elements with those belonging to the new Renaissance language. The interior is one of the biggest town "museums" because of the works which are kept here: from the Crucifix by Giotto to the one by Brunelleschi, from Masaccio's Trinity to the cycle of frescoes by Domenico Ghirlandaio.

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Opening Hours

09:00 - 19:00
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu, from April to September.
09:00 - 17:30
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu, from October to March.
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday, from September to June.
09:00 - 18:30
Saturday, on July and August.
11:00 - 19:00
Friday, form April to September.
11:00 - 17:30
Friday, from October to March.
12:00 - 18:30
Sunday, on July and August.
13:00 - 17:30
Sunday, from Saturday to June.

How to reach the site

Piazza Santa Maria Novella - Firenze (FI)


Painted Crucifix

Painted Crucifix


Painting - 1290 ca.

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