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Basilica of Santa Maria Novella (Basilica di Santa Maria Novella)
Basilica of Santa Maria Novella (Basilica di Santa Maria Novella)

Basilica of Santa Maria Novella (Basilica di Santa Maria Novella) Tours and Activities

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The city’s first basilica, Santa Maria Novella (Basilica di Santa Maria Novella) is one of Florence’s most beautiful and important churches. With a striking Gothic-Renaissance facade, interior chapels housing artistic masterpieces, and Dominican cloisters, the basilica is one of the top sights in Tuscany’s capital city.

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Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 18, Florence, 50123
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Another Florence walking tour

Another Florence walking tour

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We consider our tours as an artesan product so in this page you won’t find the “common” description of them nor the list of places you will see. Each Tour Leader has a different background, different personality and different passions, for us this means different tours, routes and ways of leading – take the adventure! Another Florence – team will guide you through the history of the city, from the time of the Etruscans until the present day, of course passing through the beautiful masterpieces of Renaissance. Our wish is to show you the most authentic part of Florence, the most amazing places away from the crowds and to tell you stories you’d never read on common travel books. This is the reason why our passionate Tour Leaders will guide you through the beautiful streets of of this city with the perspective of a local, and they will bring to life some of the best local stories and legends that will make your time in Florence unforgettable.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.57
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Electric Cart Tour Florence

Electric Cart Tour Florence

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Cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time when you book this tour of Florence's historic sights via golf cart. While a guide shares an insider's perspective on the culture and history of the birthplace of the Renaissance, you sit back and relax in the roomy electric cart. Meet the tour at a central point in the city; choose from morning or afternoon tour departures.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.84
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Florence Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery Tour plus City Bike Tour

Florence Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery Tour plus City Bike Tour

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Cycle around the beautiful streets of Florence and see Michelangelo’s iconic ‘David’ on this Super Saver, combining two best-selling tours at a discounted price. First, pedal around Florence with a local guide, discovering the city’s architectural gems and relaxing with a complimentary gelato or coffee. Then skip the line at the Accademia Gallery, to witness one of the most famous sculptures in the world.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.24
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$93.24

Electric Bike Tour in Small Group

Electric Bike Tour in Small Group

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This bike tour is one of the most amusing and entertaining ways to explore the city. Strolling on a bike throughout the city of Florence is an enjoyable way you can discover the hidden treasures of the Renaissance birthplace. We will explore places such as the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the work place of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Republic Square, one of the main squares in Florence that marks of the city center since Roman times. As well as Michelangelo Square. A square that offers a perfect photo opportunity but allows you to view the city that gave birth to incredible artists, amazing scientists, and captivating history of discovery and power. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence rich in history and art.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.03
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Florence Eco Tour by Electric Golf Cart

Florence Eco Tour by Electric Golf Cart

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Zip around Tuscany's capital city, touring Florence aboard a convinent and eco-friendly electric gold cart. Explore the historic center of this 'cradle of Renaissance,' learning its many monumental sights and attractions through recorded commentary as you go. See such landmarks as the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, the open-air Porcellino Market and lovely Ponte alle Grazie, a bridge destroyed during WWII and later reconstructed. Take in the surrounding scenery while your driver navigates the roads. You'll also have an opportunity to visit Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Italy's largest library.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.33
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The best of Florence walking tour

The best of Florence walking tour

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This tour is the best walking tour that you can ever have in Florence. It is a great introduction to the city for both first-timers as well as returners. It covers the main attractions of the city and gives you facts you wouldn't know or notice walking around by yourself. You will not be involved in a boring, neutral lecture, but in a pleasant stroll through the center of Florence, in a friendly and easy-going atmosphere.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.54
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Florence Private Tour: The Medici Conspiracy Exploration Game

Florence Private Tour: The Medici Conspiracy Exploration Game

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Gameify your tour of Florence with this downloadable, self-guided treasure hunt. You and your private group will solve clues to unlock stories and facts about Florence's famous Medici family. Stops include the Palazzo Pitti, the Ponte Vecchio, the Palazzo Medici, and others. Move at your own pace through the clues; most groups take about two hours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$11.79
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$11.79
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Florence City Bike Tour

Florence City Bike Tour

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Enjoy a guided tour of Florence on two wheels with this bike tour. Explore the Tuscan capital by bike.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.31
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$41.31

Sunset Walking Tour

Sunset Walking Tour

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Florence is one of the most crowded touristic cities, but only in some specific areas. With your pocket guide you risk to spend your day in masses of people, probably loosing the best what the city has to offer. Participating at this tour will give you an opportunity to see Florence with the eyes of the insider. We will give you many useful tips about local life, food and drinks. Don’t loose your chance to follow the unbeaten tracks that remain secret to the most. Our walking tour of Florence starts in the middle of piazza S.Maria Novella; the tour will be guided in english and spanish. Our guides are all licensed!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.56
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Walk in Florence Historic Center

Walk in Florence Historic Center

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Join us on this walk through Florence's historic center. Cradle of the Cultural Renaissance, we will go through the main sights of the city. I will tell you about the famous painters and architects who left their mark on the Palaces and Churches, such as Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci. On the way I will also tell you gossip, legends and "stories" of a family that for centuries was the most important in Europe: The Medicis. Our tour ends with a wonderful view of the Arno River from Ponte Vecchio.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$32.84
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Private Guided Tour of Florence Basilicas and Their Cloisters

Private Guided Tour of Florence Basilicas and Their Cloisters

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Get an in-depth look at three beautiful churches as well as their ancient cloisters on this private tour in Florence. Visit the churches of San Lorenzo, Santa Croce, and Santa Maria Novella before sitting down to a simple Tuscan lunch (if upgrade selected).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.39
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$120.39
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Basilica of Saint Maria Novella and Officina Profumo Farmaceutica - Private Tour

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Basilica of Saint Maria Novella and Officina Profumo Farmaceutica - Private Tour

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If you want to experience the wonderful art and religious architecture in Florence, this is the trip for you. Enjoy a guided tour of one of the most beautiful gothic Renaissance churches in Florence and the ancient pharmacy.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$100.33
$15.05 savings
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Small-Group Medici Family Walking Evening Tour

Small-Group Medici Family Walking Evening Tour

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Discover unknown & fun history about the Medici family! A fun & exciting journey through history to discover some of the most unknown secrets of historical florence! We'll meet in a big florentine Square and we'll walk around all the little streets of Florence! Be ready to laugh, explore & make question! During the experience we will stop in a classical Italian breakfast place where we can discuss our opinions.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$45.97
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Private Guided Visit of Florence Santa Maria Novella Basilica and its Officina Profumo Farmaceutica

Private Guided Visit of Florence Santa Maria Novella Basilica and its Officina Profumo Farmaceutica

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Enjoy an in-depth private look at one of Florence's prettiest Renaissance churches and its ancient pharmacy with this Basilica of Santa Maria Novella tour. Then, tour the basilica's charming Cloisters, decorated with frescoes by Paolo Uccello, and explore an ancient pharmaceutical workshop.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$73.18
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Private Tour: 3-Hours Churches of Florence Walking Tour

Private Tour: 3-Hours Churches of Florence Walking Tour

Walk through Florence with a dedicated guide on this 3-hour private tour. Appreciate the personal attention and flexibility that comes with a private tour; take the opportunity to amend the itinerary to reflect your interests. Visit Florence's landmarks such as the Ponte Vecchio, the church of Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, Sagrestia Nuova and more. Along the way, listen to your guide's engaging commentary about the culture and history of Florence from the Renaissance to modern day.
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  • 3 hours
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$300.43
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Santa Maria Novella Private Tour

Santa Maria Novella Private Tour

Step inside one of Florence’s spiritual gems with a guided tour of the Santa Maria de Novella church, a Gothic-Renaissance design that’s steeped in centuries of Florentine history. Admire evocative frescoes and devotional sculptures by Giotto, Brunelleschi, and Ghirlandaio that decorate the chapels while a guide explains their meaning and importance. For a sensory treat that combines the feel of a medieval apothecary with the fragrance of luxury Italian perfume, browse elixirs and bath products in the little-known pharmacy tucked within the church walls.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.24
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$165.24
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Made in Florence Tour

Made in Florence Tour

Learn a bit about Italy's famed fashion industry on a private tour to the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum (Museo Salvatore Ferragamo) in Florence. You'll see sketches, photos, and other displays related to the designer's coveted shoes and other fashion items; then visit the nearby Church of Santa Maria Novella to finish up the tour. This tour provides a way for you to explore a piece of Italian culture.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.85
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$116.85
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Private Tour: Fashion and Gourmet Tour in Florence

Private Tour: Fashion and Gourmet Tour in Florence

Explore Florence’s most stylish district on a private, 4-hour tour. Stroll through Santa Maria Novella square and down Via Tornabuoni, home to a plethora of luxury boutiques and high fashion houses. Learn about the area’s history and highlights from a savvy local guide, and catch a whiff of fine Italian perfume at Europe’s oldest pharmacy. After working up an appetite walking, settle into a reserved table at a typical Florentine restaurant to enjoy your choice of an aperitif or a light 2-course lunch.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.83
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$129.83
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Florence Smart city tour

Florence Smart city tour

Make the most of your time to discover the history, culture and curiosities of the city rightly defined as the "cradle of the Renaissance". Palaces of noble families, secular churches, medieval alleys and squares that are real open-air museums; like the rest of the historical center. Don't just see beautiful stones but go further, straight to the soul of this fascinating city!
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  • 2 to 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.71
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$32.71

Private Tour: Walking with Dante in his Florence!

Private Tour: Walking with Dante in his Florence!

A path in Dante's footsteps to discover the city where he lived, his neighborhood and the places of his education, his passions, his works and the uses and customs of the medieval city
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.00
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$144.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Basilica of Santa Maria Novella (Basilica di Santa Maria Novella) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Basilica of Santa Maria Novella (Basilica di Santa Maria Novella) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Basilica of Santa Maria Novella (Basilica di Santa Maria Novella) costs USD 6.56. Guided Basilica of Santa Maria Novella (Basilica di Santa Maria Novella) tours start around USD 6.56 per person.
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