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Piazza di Santa Maria Novella

Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy
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Many important attractions are located on or near this busy square including Ognissanti, the parish church of the Vespucci family, and Santa Maria Novella, the home of the Dominicans.
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Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy
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"close to the train station"
in 6 reviews
"nice square"
in 6 reviews
"gelateria"
in 8 reviews
"west end of the city"
in 2 reviews
"wine by the bottle"
in 2 reviews
"on friday saturday nights"
in 2 reviews
"open wine"
in 2 reviews
"close proximity to our hotel"
in 2 reviews
"hotel roma"
in 2 reviews
"sell food"
in 2 reviews
"street music"
in 2 reviews
"major attractions in florence"
in 2 reviews
"holy trinity"
in 2 reviews
"surrounding buildings"
in 3 reviews
"various parts"
in 2 reviews
"nice architecture"
in 2 reviews
"horse races"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely square located in front of the Santa Maria Novella church and close to the main train station. In medieval times, there was an annual chariot race held in June and this was part of the race course. This event was discontinue in the...More

Thank Della G
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Piazza Santa Maria Novella is at the west end of the city and very close to the train station. It is centrally located to the train station, bus stops, and it is about a 10 minute walk to all the major attractions in Florence. The...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

The Piazza offers a pleasant setting with some good views of nearby buildings especially of Santa Maria.

Thank Ian A
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

The Piazza di Santa Maria Novella is very near the train station and can be reached in few minutes of walk.

Thank Evi_Metaj
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

The square has everything you need from which to base your walking or transit touring . The piazza itself, beside having the fantastic Basilica, has everything to get you going or let you rest....gelato places, pizza, fine dining, bars, convenience shop....and nearby you have the...More

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

I do recommend this church as a must see on your first trip to Florence if you love art history. I love it. The fresco's by Filippino Lippi are beautiful as well as the one's by Ghirlandaio. Ask one of the attendants to show you...More

Thank EvelynR340
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful square with Santa Maria novella church on one side.. Lots of cafes and restaurants Around.. Closer to the station

Thank Siddhi D
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Stopped here after a tour let us off at Santa Maria Novella station. A couple of good restaurants here to have dinner and just watch the world go by. One of the best piazzas we stopped in.

Thank Melissa M
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

5 minutes from the train station with bars, restaurants, street vendors, this lovely piazza is full of life. Beautiful by day or night, it is within easy reach of a lot of the local attractions. You can walk to the Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and...More

Thank Lula P
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I visited people who have an apartment overlooking this Piazza. It is so much fun, something always going on. The street sweepers and trash people keep it spotless. The birds are fascinating. Overall a fun place to listen to music, watch people, avoid beggars and...More

Thank omabluebird
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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the
majority of the people arriving in Florence, which
might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists
come across the constant hustle and bustle of the
station before exiting, taking a few steps and
stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It
is impossible not to admire the the square, housing
one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
...More
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