Santa Maria Novella is a walkable, family-friendly neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. You can experience the local theater and opera, or enjoy the natural beauty of the riverfront. Santa Maria Novella's hotels and holiday apartments make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Florence area.
Sightseeing around Santa Maria Novella
The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore. Stroll the halls at Cenacolo di Fuligno Museum, National Alinari Museum of Photography, or Museo Marino Marini. At The New Florence Opera House, Teatro Comunale Florence, and Casa Martelli Museum, you'll learn about local culture. Monuments like Chiesa di Ognissanti, Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum, and Medici Chapels honor the area. Learn about the local history at Palazzo Antinori, Palazzo Rucellai, and Strozzi Palace. Be sure to get some family photos at Orto Botanico di Firenze, Torrigiani Garden, and Giardino dell'ArteCultura.
There's plenty to do in the area, such as shopping, sightseeing, and taking a tour. You can take some time to enjoy the outdoors at Cascine Park, Boboli Gardens, and Focognano Oasis. You won't be disappointed visiting other sights like Central Market, Pitti Vintage, or Coverciano.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Ponte Vecchio, and San Lorenzo Church. San Gaetano, Santa Maria della Carmine, and Santa Maria Maggiore are other must-sees.
Getting around Santa Maria Novella
If you want to venture out of town, Porta al Prato Station is the closest train station. You can also catch a ride at Florence Santa Maria Novella Station.
Florence (FLR-Peretola) is the closest major airport, 2.6 miles (4.2 km) from Santa Maria Novella.