Santa Maria Novella Basilica: The church of recreation

11,99

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
Santa Maria Novella Basilica: The church of recreation

11,99

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Overview

  • 1h 30min
  • 65 stories
  • 0km distance
  • 19 stops

‘Santa Marìa’ means ‘St Mary’, whereas ‘Novèlla’ means ‘new’ in old Italian, and the name likely refers to the fields and vineyards which were recreated, after a long period of neglect. Discover the fascinating history of Santa Maria Novella and explore its breathtaking decoration.

Waltz in the Santa Maria Novella Basilica with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmark of Florence. Start your tour from the Piazza in front of the Basilica and continue on to discover the Basilica’s Facade before entering the basilica to get fascinated by its amazing treasures.

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

* * The entrance ticket for Basilica of Santa Maria Novella is not included.

Preview

Audio Preview

Directions

Once at Piazza Santa Maria Novella in Florence, please stand in the middle of the square.

Samuela Marconcini

I am a licensed tour guide and an independent researcher, specialised in the history of the Jews in Italy. History is my passion, and to make it interesting for everybody is my mission: leading guided tours in a wonderful city like Florence.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges
  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Entrance ticket to the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance ticket to the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

Charged smartphone, headphones, (comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen)

Charged smartphone, headphones, (comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen)

The location

Address

P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Starting point

The Piazza

Directions to starting point

The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the Piazza in front of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella (P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy). The easiest way to get there is by reaching the trm station Unita (Piazza dell’Unità Italiana, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy) or by reaching the bus station Stazione Santa Caterina (50123 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy), both are in front of the Santa Maria Novella Basilica.

Finishing point

P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Areas

The Piazza, The Façade, Entrance to the Church, The Holy Trinity by Masaccio, The Crucifix by Giotto, Bardi Chapel, Strozzi Chapel, Tornabuoni Chapel (or the Main Chapel), Gondi Chapel, The Sacristy, The Cloister of the Dead, The Green Cloister

Important information

Opening hours

daily 9:30am – 5pm

Recommended visiting hours

daily 11am – 5pm

Additional admission

Please consider that admission fees for some parts of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella are not included.

Know before you book

  • Please consider that admission fees for some parts of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)
  • Please consider that admission fees for some parts of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)

Know before you go

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Please note that dress code is strictly enforced at Santa Maria Novella Basilica. Shoulders must be covered and men must wear long trousers while women must not have skirts shorter than knee length
  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Please note that dress code is strictly enforced at Santa Maria Novella Basilica. Shoulders must be covered and men must wear long trousers while women must not have skirts shorter than knee length

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

Clio Muse

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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