"Santa Maria Novella" Basilica Di Santa Maria Novella Tip by Willettsworld

The church of Santa Maria Novella was built by the Dominicans between 1279 and 1357. The lower Romanesque part of the facade was incorporated into one based on Classical proportions by the pioneering Renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti in 1456-70. The Gothic interior contains superb frescoes including Masaccio's "Trinity".

Address: Piazza si Santa Maria Novella
Directions: Open: 9:30am-5:30pm Mon-Thu, 1-5:30pm Fri-Sun.
Phone: +39 055 210113
Website: http://www.chiesasantamarianovella.it/

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  • Written Jul 12, 2005
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