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“Cloisters and Contemplation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museo Novecento

Museo Novecento
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Museo Novecento Private Tour
Ranked #123 of 426 things to do in Florence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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“Cloisters and Contemplation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

These cloisters should not be missed if you visit Florence. The art works are stunning and although they have been damaged over the centuries (particularly by the floods of 1966), are well restored and extremely beautiful. The frescoes on the theme of salvation and damnation in the Spanish chapel are absolutely wonderful! The Museum is also very good. When we visited, the entrance was from the street behind the church of Santa Maria Novella, directly across from the railway station. There were no queues and the peace and serenity were a lovely change.

Visited October 2012
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“One of Florence's highlights”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

This is my second visit after several years and still amazes me. A beautiful example of Renaissance art and is included in the Firenze card (which can be purchased from the information centre on the opposite side of the building opposite the train station). Would also highly recommend a visit to the pharmacy round the corner.

Visited August 2013
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“A disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

When we visited most of this was closed and so it was a bit of a disappointment and there are many other things to do and see in Florence which are more interesting and educational. Don't visit if you cannot see it all it is not worth it

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“Worth a Walk Through”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

The entrance is directly across the street from the train station. Use the Firenze Card for free access.

Visited July 2012
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2012

Loved the Spanish Chapel. The frescoes were truly amazing

Visited April 2012
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