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“Fascinating example of 8th century architecture”

Church of Santa Maria Novella
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Santa Maria Novella Private Tour
Ranked #42 of 661 things to do in Florence
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Owner description: Dominican monastery that serves as a distinguished monument to the religious and artistic history of Florence, which features valuable examples of Florentine paintings from the 14th and 15th centuries..
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We were also intrigued by a astrological wheel in the center of the main aisle, demonstrating the fusion of humanism, christianity and the occult.

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

There will always be a mass of tourists around the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi and so forth. But if you're looking to get away from the crowd for a brief respite but don't want to sacrifice the opportunity to see world-class art, this should be at the top of your list. Most likely, you'll find it quiet, contemplative, and almost devoid of throngs of visitors. You can enjoy amazing works (don't miss Masaccio's Trinity) without craning your neck for a good view-- you'll only be a few feet away. How can that get any better? Totally worth the cheap price of admission.

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Masaccio's trinita was one of the first real works with perspective. I had imagined it would be bigger, but it is wonderful. They should mark the spot where you get the right perspective view. Try http://www.istitutomaserati.it/prospettiva/Storia/Masaccio.html to get an idea of where you should look from.

Thank andrecs_rio
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Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Dated from the 1300s, a beautiful church. Not a lot of stuff inside, the outside being really unique. Worth coming to.

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Construction started in 1246 and finished in 1360, is that all people do back then building beautiful churches and monuments? It's a huge church complex surrounded with a long wall with niches, the façade of the basilica was built with green and white marble. If I didn't know better, I thought the structural designs has some Arabic influence; but I am not an expert architect here.
It was amazingly beautiful and rich with interesting history the same.
The back of the complex stand facing Florence's train station and it's huge so it's hard to miss.
Another must see has just been added to your list and crossed out on mine:-D

Thank embcn
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