Santa Maria Novella, Florence

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  • Church of Santa Maria Novella

    by kedi+ Written Apr 14, 2003

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    Santa Maria Novella

    This was the first building I visited when I entered Firenze.. We parked the car in the underground carpark just across the station and started our daily feet tour and it was there... 8))
    About its history, the church was begun in 1278 and was finished in 1360. It's in Lombard style with several stories decorated with small arches and harmonious windows..
    Façade is built with green and white marble and harmonizes well with the architectural complex of the church.
    Interior is in the form of "T" with a nave, two aisles and cross vaulted ceiling..
    Go to find it to have more.. ;))

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    Santa Maria Novella

    by HORSCHECK Written Apr 3, 2003

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    Piazza Santa Maria Novella

    The church of Santa Maria Novella was finished in the middle of the 14th century. The facade is one of the earliest and most beautiful in Florence. It is a beautiful black and white building which dominates the Piazza Santa Maria Novella.

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    Best Chapels or Shrines in Italy

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    chapel, Santa Maria Novella

    The chapels within Santa Maria Novella are the best you'll discover in Italy. Most remain in dimly-lit conditions to allow the artwork of centuries to remain sheltered in shadow, but many are coin-operated to give adequate lighting for a few timeless photos. Be ready. These chapels are so beautiful that coins come readily from other visitors, so while they pay your way, you're ready with the camera.

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    Firsts Come First

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Santa Maria Novella

    One of the first things you'll note when leaving the train station is the famed 13th century Santa Maria Novella church, known for its unique Florentine facade, its charming front fountains, and the square that it overlooks, once used as a mini-circus around its tiny obelisks. At the opposite end of its eponymous square is a museum patio displaying several works of art essentially exposed to the elements, your first taste of art in an art-overwhelmed Florence.

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    Santa Maria Novella

    by challenger Written Sep 8, 2002

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    One of the many beautiful churches in Florence. When visiting this as well as most of the other churches in the city, you are not allowed to wear shoulderless strap tops, shorts or mini skirts. If in doubt (especially if you are a woman) always carry an extra T-Shirt or scarf with you to cover flimsy tops :-)

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    Santa Maria Novella, The...

    by vanessadb Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Santa Maria Novella, The Church and the Cloisters
    The Church of Santa Maria Novella is one of the many beautiful churches of Florence. Frescoes from Giotto, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, Ghirlandaio and many others are featured inside. Masaccio's Trinity is there as well.

    Make sure you don't miss the Cloisters (separate entrance and ticket) and the simple yet enchanting Chapel of the Spaniards.

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    the cloister of Santa Maria...

    by gkitzmil Written Aug 24, 2002

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    the cloister of Santa Maria Novella
    The monumental complex of the cloister of Santa Maria Novella adjoins the church and is full of important paintings. Begun in 1340 and completed internally in 1360, the cloisters were designed by Fra' Sisto and Fra' Ristoro. They are among the most beautiful examples of Italian Gothic architecture.

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    Trinity by Masaccio

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 12, 2005

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    This pioneering fresco (c. 1428) is renowned as a masterpiece of perpsective and portraiture. The kneeling figures flanking the arch are the painting's sponsors - judge Lorenzo Lenzi and his wife.

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    Santa Maria Novella

    by l_riva_l Written May 22, 2005

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    Santa Maria Novella is a lovely gothic church built by the Dominicans from 1279 to 1357.
    It contains some of the more important works of art in Florence.

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    Cloisters of Santa Maria Novella

    by pasqualeswife Written Feb 16, 2004

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    Cloisters of Santa Maria Novella

    The cloisters of Santa Maria Novella have traces of ancient frescoes left that have been faded by time and the elements. Still, well worth seeing.

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    Santa Maria Novella

    by pasqualeswife Written Feb 16, 2004

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    Santa Maria Novella

    The first stone of the present church of Santa Maria Novella was laid in October of 1279. Don't miss the frescoes by Ghirlandaio and in the sacristy, some magnificent works by Della Robbia.

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    Santa Maria Della Novella

    by littlesam1 Updated Jan 6, 2004

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    Santa Maria Della Novella

    Another beautiful church in Florence is Santa Maria Della Novella. Just around the corner is the world famous Santa Maria Della Novella Perfumeria where perfums are made.

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    By walking in the direction of...

    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    By walking in the direction of the river Arno some more you will get to the Santa Maria Novella Church.

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    Santa Maria Novella was built...

    by JaumeBCN Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Santa Maria Novella was built between 1279 and 1357 and it is one of the charmest churches in Florence. Of course, there are some works of art inside, this time by Masaccio and Paolo Ucello.

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