The Museum of Santa Maria Novella in Florence consists of a visit to two cloisters in the ancient convent, the Spanish Chapel, and the refectory.
The Museum of Santa Maria Novella in Florence consists of a visit to two cloisters in the ancient convent, the Spanish Chapel, and the refectory. This gothic structure is truly remarkable. The first cloister is the Green Cloister which contains colorful frescoes of the Old Testament created by Paolo Uccello.
The second cloister is called the Grand Cloister. It is home to the school of Marescialli and Brigadiers of the Carabinieri. This large 56 arcade property with a courtyard, is closed off to the public. Beginning in 2013, the city of Florence decided to allow special visits by tourists and Florentines.
The Spanish Chapel is a beautiful site to see. There are many frescoes portraying biblical scenes painted by Andrea di Bonaiuto. The tour concludes in the refectory where as well frescoes are shown and liturgical objects too.
The museum will bring you bring in time as you walk through the buildings. A visit to the Museum of Santa Maria Novella should definitely be included in your visit to Florence!
Museum of Santa Maria Novella
Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Florence, Italy
Opening and Closing Days and Times
Monday to Friday 9.00-17.30