Attractions

Top Choice Basilica in Santa Maria Novella

Basilica di Santa Maria Novella

The striking green-and-white marble facade of 13th- to 15th-century Basilica di Santa Maria Novella fronts an entire monastical complex, comprising romantic church cloisters and a frescoed chapel. The basilica itsel…
Top Choice Museum in Santa Maria Novella

Museo Novecento

Don't allow the Renaissance to distract from Florence's fantastic modern art museum in a 13th-century palazzo (mansion) previously used as a pilgrim shelter, hospital and school. A well-articulated itinerary guides …
Top Choice Gallery in Santa Maria Novella

Street Levels Gallery

Take a break from Renaissance art with this pioneering urban street-art gallery. Exhibitions showcase the work of local street artists, including street-sign hacker Clet, the stencil art of Hogre, and ExitEnter, who…
Church in Santa Maria Novella

Chiesa di Santa Trìnita

Built in Gothic style and later given a mannerist facade, this 14th-century church shelters some of the city's finest frescoes: Lorenzo Monaco's Annunciation (1422) in Cappella Bartholini Salimbeni and eye-catching …
Gallery in Santa Maria Novella

Museo Marino Marini

Deconsecrated in the 19th century, Chiesa di San Pancrazio is home to this small art museum displaying sculptures, portraits and drawings by Pistoia-born sculptor Marino Marini (1901–80). But the highlight is the Ca…
Church in Santa Maria Novella

Chiesa d'Ognissanti

Stroll along Borgo d'Ognissanti, from Piazza Carlo Goldoni towards ancient city gate Porta al Prato, past antiques shops and designer boutiques to reach this 13th-century church, built as part of a Benedictine monas…
Park in Santa Maria Novella

Parco delle Cascine

Florence's largest park is dotted with playgrounds and is a great place to let the little 'uns loose. Families take over at weekends and the park is a colourful scene with rollerbladers, kite-flyers, joggers and kid…
Architecture in Santa Maria Novella

Palazzo Antinori

One of Florence's most beautiful 'small' palazzi, this golden abode was built in 1465 for Giovanni Boni, a very rich member of the Money Changing Guild, but was taken over by the Antinori wine-making dynasty in the …