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Santa Maria Novella

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Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Firenze, 50123

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Church of Santa Maria Novella - Florence - Reviews of Church of Santa Maria Novella - TripAdvisor
In any other city, this church would be a standout superstar, but compared to some of the other famous churches in Florence, it feels like a bit of an also-ran. Nevertheless, I spent a plea...

Santa Maria Novella, Florence - Reviews of Santa Maria Novella - IgoUgo
This church was built in 1278 by architects (Brother Sisto, and Brother Ristoro) who were part of the Dominican order, the work was carried on by Brothers Jacopo Talenti and Giovanni da Campi, and was constructed along Gothic lines. The church still bears evidence of the Gothic style in the lower pa...

iExplore Community: Santa Maria Novella - Florence, Italy
This beautiful church often does not receive the attention it deserves, living in the shadow of its more popular sister Santa Croce. But the beautiful facade leads into a cavernous Gothic interior that offers a nice respite from the buzz of the nearby trains and shopping district. Near the entrance ...

Santa Maria Novella | Museum/Attraction Review | Florence | Frommers.com
that matches its era of greatest importance. The lower Romanesque half was started in the 14th century by architect Fra' Jacopo Talenti, who had just finished building the church itself (started in 1246). Leon Battista Alberti finished the facade, adding a classically inspired Renaissance top that n...

iExplore Community: Santa Maria Novella - Florence, Italy
The interior is somewhat like the Duomo, somber and dignified. We walk down the left hand side after entering. Halfway down is the Trinity. We spend time in the rear taking in the whole scene, especially Giottos Crucifix hanging in the naves center. We continue up the right side to the main al...

Santa Maria Novella- Florence, Italy - VirtualTourist.com
Santa Maria Novella is one of the most attractive churches of Firenze. Ir was built in the 13th and 14th centuries by Sisto da Firenze and Ristoro da Campi and finished only in 1348 by Jacopo Talenti. The bell-tower in Romanesque Gothic style was added in 1330. The marvelous front facade was remade ...

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