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Museo Novecento

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 10, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055286132
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: The museum is located in the old Dominican convent of Santa Maria Novella...
The museum is located in the old Dominican convent of Santa Maria Novella which, together with the adjacent basilica, is one of the most prestigious complexes of monumental buildings in the city.The cloisters included in the visit show rare examples of fourteenth and fifteenth-century Florentine painting, including works by Paolo Uccello.The cloister leads to the old chapter house, then to the Cappella degli Ubriachi and the old Refectory, hosting a permanent exhibition.
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Nice modern alternative

In a city with an abundance of (the most beautiful) art, this museum of the 20th century can give you some fresh air. The collection is not really exceptional. But it's a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

In a city with an abundance of (the most beautiful) art, this museum of the 20th century can give you some fresh air. The collection is not really exceptional. But it's a nice alternative to all the other things there are to see in Florence. Nicely presented.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

There is no other word suited my first impression what Museo Novecento is all about- It is really BORING. The only thing i loved about this museum were the staffs that are so kind and helpful. Florence is Florence, The City of Rennaissance.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We have visited many art galleries over the world and after three weeks in Italy were looking forward to something modern. However, this gallery failed on several levels: the directions were not easy to follow; They did not take credit cards; it was housed in a beautiful old building, but every so often garishly coloured passageways led you to the... More 

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Road Town, Tortola
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Nice museum for a change of scenario... Instead of all the AMAZING art from the past centuries they have a more recent art (modern & contemporary). Lot's of nice stuff and if you have some extra time to spare it is worthy visiting.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This museum might be a good choice for people who don't feel like waiting in line so long for the top sights in Florence, or if it is not your first visit to Florence. We visited this museum by chance - we needed a WC, we had a Firenze card, so "why not?" Rather than to just use the WC... More 

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Cherkasy, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been to various modern and contemporary art museums, but Novocento was one of the most interesting. It's really great that in Florence one has an opportunity to relax and enjoy minimalism and impressionism after visiting the rest of museums, which are mainly classical.

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Holt, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Some reviewers here seem to be confusing this disastrous dump with the Church of Santa Maria Novella. Don't do that. Santa Maria Novella is as beautiful as beautiful gets. The Museo Novecento is pathetic crap, all the way down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

We are not big lovers of modern art - but really liked Museo Novecento. The exhibit was organized by topic / timeframe - and not your typical modern art that you can't figure out what the art is. The main exhibit by room signs were in English - but not the individual pieces. We used our new Google Translate app... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It seemed that this museum opened recently and was for us a welcome change of scenery after visiting so many places with the most beautiful, but historic art. It is housed in a beautiful historic building and gives a very good overview of the local modern art. Very well layer out and even smart tablets available for the explanations. Walking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

In a city with spectacular art in spectacular settings, this is just average. It has an unusual layout with no logical progression. They should take a lesson from the other museums in town. There are NO descriptions of what you are looking at. the only section worth the trip is the Spanish chapel. The crucifix and the art on the... More 

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 10, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055286132
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella

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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 area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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