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Florence: Santa Maria Novella Entry Ticket & Audioguide

Florence: Santa Maria Novella Entry Ticket & Audioguide

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Santa Maria Novella, a unique combination of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, was referred to by Michelangelo as his bride. Skip the lines waiting to enter this iconic site, learn about its history with a multimedia guide, and admire its art.

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Audio guide included
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Santa Maria Novella , the first great basilica in Florence
  • Avoid the wait with your skip-the-line admission ticket
  • Admire the works of artists such as Botticelli, Brunelleschi, and Vasari
Full description
The complex of Santa Maria Novella dates from the early decades of the 13th century, following the settlement in Florence of the first Dominican friars. It gradually expanded in size and importance during the following centuries. Your 1-hour visit to the Basilica and Cloisters of Santa Maria Novella will be enhanced with a multimedia guide in the form of a 7-inch tablet that provides fascinating audio-video narration with images in high definition and spectacular 3D re-creations. Learn about an important chapter in the history of Florence and discover the works of the greatest artists of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, including Giotto, Masaccio, Filippo Brunelleschi, Paolo Uccello, Domenico Ghirlandaio, and Filippino Lippi.
Includes
  • Santa Maria Novella admission ticket
  • Multimedia guide
  • Tour guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Go straight to the ticket office at Piazza della Stazione 4 to exchange your GetYourGuide voucher for the official ticket. Once inside the basilica you will pick up the multimedia guide. The indicated starting time is mandatory.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please note that you will be asked to leave a valid ID at the ticket office in order to pick up the multimedia guide
  • Please also be aware that the date and time slot you choose is binding once booked. You will be refused entry if you do not respect the allotted entry time
  • Multimedia guides are the same for both children and adults
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 182 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.2/5
  • Organization
    4.1/5

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The church itself is fascinating. I would skip the audio guide unless you are especially interested in Dominican history as each stop along the way includes a 5 minute presentation. Also we had trouble with the functionality of the iPads and they had to replace each of them more than once.

September 13, 2022

Santa Maria Novella is admirable. The audio-guide would benefit from being more ambitious from an art historical point of view. The commentary on Masaccio's Trinity, for example, does not put into sufficient perspective (it is the case to say so...) the milestone that this work represents in the history of Italian Renaissance art and focuses to secondary aspects that are quickly forgotten. In any case, go visit Santa Maria. Do not miss !

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August 4, 2022

It is far, far easier to just pay for a ticket at the entrance, instead of finding the place to trade the voucher for a ticket. It was confusing. I gave up trying to find the place, and just purchased another ticket at the entrance. It is a nominal amount, the cathedral is mostly empty, there are no lines at all. One less star for that. However: The museum is quite significant for both its architecture and art (Masaccio fresco!) and well worth the visit. Don't forget to ask about the camera obscura meridians, and to take a walk around in the courtyard/ loggia - there is more to see outside the cathedral. 5 stars for the cathedral itself. Minus one star for the confusing voucher exchange. The experience itself was well worth the modest amount of money I paid at the entrance. A guide might be helpful for some people, to hit the highlights.

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July 7, 2022

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