Here you can find all the information to visit Santa Maria Novella. A unique entrance for an amazing experience!

Since 2012 you can visit the entire complex of Santa Maria Novella, thanks to an agreement between the Fund for Religious Buildings and the City of Florence. The visit includes access to:

Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. You can visit the church in its entirety, including the frescoed chapels, the sacristy and Avelli cemetery. Highlights: Masaccio’s Trinity, Giotto’s crucifix, Brunelleschi’s crucifix, Cappella Tornabuoni (painted by Ghirlandaio), frescoes by Filippino Lippi, Nardo di Cione, Piero da Miniato and Botticelli to name a few…

Museum of Santa Maria Novella: the entry includes access to the Cloister of the Dead, the famous Green Cloister, the Spanish Chapel, the Ubriachi Chapel and the Refectory.

This makes it possible to visit all areas of the monumental recovering historical artistic unity that characterizes this extraordinary place.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

THE BASILICA REMAINS ALWAYS OPEN FOR PERSONAL PRAYER AND DURING RELIGIOUS FUNCTIONS.

Starting 10 May, 2021, you’ll be able to purchase your ticket for the basilica complex. Tickets can be purchased without booking, at the basilica ticket office on the day of the visit. At the moment, those who wish to book must purchase tickets on the Museo di Santa Maria Novella website.

The passage for visitors between the basilica and the civic museum will be allowed until 5 pm on both sides of the journey. Therefore, after this time it will not be possible to pass from the Basilica to the Civic Museum and vice versa.

Visiting timetable

From Monday to Thursday Friday

Saturday and days before religious holidays

Sunday and religious holidays
from April to June included 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
from July to September included 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 12:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
from October to March included 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Religious holidays: 1 January, 6 January, 15 August, 1 November, 8 December, 25 December, Easter (22 April 2022)

The opening hours are always continuous and the ticket office closes 1 hour before the closing time for visitors (usually last admission at 4:00 p.m.) in winter period (from October to March included) and half an hour before the closing time for visitors (usually last admission at 5:00 p.m.) in summer time (from April to September included)

RULES FOR GROUPS AND GUIDED TOURS

Groups up to 15 people + 1 guide are allowed inside. From 6 people onwards, earphones are mandatory.

Alerts

Timetable changes for the month of May

Due to some events in the basilica, some variations of opening and closing to visitors are foreseen for the month of May as regards the visit to the basilica. The opening hours remain the same for the entrance to the Civic Museum (entrance from Piazza Stazione). Below are the changes for the month of May:

- Saturday 7/05/2022 LATE OPENING at 12.30

- Saturday 21/05/2022 EARLY CLOSURE at 3.30 pm, LAST ADMISSION AT 4.45 pm

- Tuesday 24/05/2022 ON THE OCCASION OF THE FESTIVAL OF THE TRANSLATION OF SAN DOMENICO, FREE ACCESS FOR VISITORS TO THE BASILICA, while access to the Civic Museum is subject to payment (entrance from Piazza Stazione). Access between the basilica and the museum will be allowed only to holders of the ticket issued by the Municipality online and on site.

- Saturday 28/05/2022 EARLY CLOSURE at 4.00 pm, LAST ENTRANCE AT 3.15 pm

- Sunday 29/05/2022 EARLY CLOSURE at 4.30 pm, LAST ENTRANCE AT 3.45 pm


Ticket fares
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Rules for visitors
Some simple regulations that all visitors must read and comply with are listed below.
Online ticket
Buy the online ticket for the whole Santa Maria Novella museum complex, by selecting the visiting hour. This way you will get priority access and avoid queues.
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Group tickets purchase
We offer a dedicated visit booking for groups of over 15 people.
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Where we are
Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 18
50123 - Florence
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