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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.more
Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Florence is so wonderful in art and architecture and just beauty. Like most of Italy, it's getting crowded, all year round. But there are still sections you can roam into that are not as mobbed with tourist. Like Venice, it's easy to walk in and...More

Thank George J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely square to just sit and enjoy the evening. Perfect place for people watching. The gelataria at the corner adds to the charm!

Thank Garima21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are not many places one can sit and rest, this square has lots of benches all around the perimeter and there are toilets nearby. 1 euro is unfortunately the going price for toilets in lots of places, including gas stations, so always have change...More

Thank FLnurseER
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed sitting in this piazza - it's a good place to people-watch. The obelisks at each end are the markers for the chariot races that were held here centuries ago. Obviously, you can see (yet another) marble church facade. There are WCs just to...More

Thank Dr_Bob1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every evening we stayed at our hotel (right on the Piazza), there were local musicians playing in front of the church, and some of them were quite good. It was nice to sit out enjoying a sorbetto, listening to music, watching children play in the...More

Thank daanddo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Many tourists just walk by the Church of Santa Maria Novella without buying a ticket to see this treasure of Florence. Well, they are clearly losing their chance to admire the most magnificent frescoes, paintings, lovely courtyard, amazing museum... Piazza itself is not too attractive,...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful piazza with plenty of race to relax and simply sit down and drink some water. The church ext to it is also a beatiful monument. Plenty of restaurants and caffes to keep one happy food/beverage wise.

Reviewed 21 July 2018

Our hotel was right on the square and we watched it every day. A large open square is not in the center of the city, there are a few restaurants and cafes here. The square itself is a former racetrack, where horse racing was held...More

Thank Dmitry16
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a great place to enjoy a gelato or a street snack while taking in the atmosphere of Florence - both throughout the day and evening.

Thank Lian L
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Large pedestrianised open space laid mainly to flag stones with some grassed areas and two obelisks, surrounded by buildings with the marble clad Basilica of Santa Maria Novella (floodlit at night) at one end (nearest the main station). Unless very hot worth a wander through,...More

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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
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