Santa Maria Novella Private Tour

Firenze, Italy

From $170.87

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Step inside one of Florence’s spiritual gems with a guided tour of the Santa Maria de Novella church, a Gothic-Renaissance design that’s steeped in centuries of Florentine history. Admire evocative frescoes and devotional sculptures by Giotto, Brunelleschi, and Ghirlandaio that decorate the chapels while a guide explains their meaning and importance. For a sensory treat that combines the feel of a medieval apothecary with the fragrance of luxury Italian perfume, browse elixirs and bath products in the little-known pharmacy tucked within the church walls.
  • Private, 3-hour tour of Santa Maria Novella Square and Church
  • Learn the history behind one of Florence's most important churches and public squares
  • Admire Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto, Brunelleschi, and others that adorn the chapels
  • Explore the symbolism of masterful frescoes, crucifixes, and trinities
  • Visit the historic pharmacy inside the church
  • Shop for handmade perfumes, elixirs, and bath products in an apothecary dating back to the Middle Ages
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Pharmacy products (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Santa Maria Novella
    Santa Maria Novella, Firenze FI, Italy

    In front of the Church of Santa Maria Novella

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Piazza di Santa Maria Novella

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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Surprising how much art work was in the church.
Gina_D, Oct 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable about Santa Maria Novella and pleasant to spend two hours with! Lots to see at this church.
Impressive location - but headphones would have helped for translation
Doug_K, Oct 2022
The church and grounds are beautiful. Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided historical background. Given her accent, it was hard to capture everything and we'd have been better served with earphones.
Great tour
Scott_B, Aug 2022
Lucia was very knowledgeable and helpful. She helped us in many ways get more out of our trip. The Church was beautiful.
Colleen_F, May 2022
So glad we did a private tour, this was one of the best tours I have been on. Very informative. We had a wonderful time.