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Private Guided Visit of Florence Santa Maria Novella Basilica and “Officina Profumo Farmaceutica"

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

The thorough guided visit of a marvelous Renaissance Basilica and its beautiful Cloisters, followed by the discovery of the fascinating setting of an ancient pharmaceutical workshop

Guided Visit of Florence Santa Maria Novella Basil Highlights

  • Santa Maria Novella
  • Giardino dei Semplici
  • Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica

Guided Visit of Florence Santa Maria Novella Basil Inclusions

  • Private professional local guide at disposal for 1,5 hours
  • Earphones for groups of more than 7 participants

Tour Exclusions

Basilica Admission Ticket to be paid on the spot Full price ticket: € 7,50 Reduced price ticket: € 5,00 for children 11 to 17 years Free admission for: children younger than 11 years old

Please Note

  • It is recommended that participants wear comfortable shoes
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: there will be no penalty for cancellations of tour or service communicated in writing to Caf Tour & Travel up to 72 hours before departure time of the tour or service. Less than 48 hours before departure time of tour or service 100% of the total price will be due and no reimbursement will be granted. No reimbursement will be granted to any client who is not at the place of departure at the time established; similarly, no reimbursement will be granted to clients who lose contact with the guide or who do not complete the tour.
  • Basilica Admission Ticket to be paid on the spot
Full price ticket: € 7,50 Reduced price ticket: € 5,00 for children 11 to 17 years Free admission for: children younger than 11 years old

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Santa Maria Novella Basilica was founded by the Dominican Fathers at the beginning of 1200 and magnificently stands with its splendid Renaissance façade, in the namesake beautiful square. Inside it, we will have the chance to see masterpieces such as the "Crucifix" by Giotto the "Trinity" by Masaccio and the spectacular frescoes by Filippino Lippi and Ghirlandaio and also hear the story of the "mendicant order" of friars who have always been present in this church. Our tour ends inside the elegant "Green Cloister" so named for its beautiful murals in green earth by Paolo Uccello. As early as the 14th century the Dominican monks of the Santa Maria Novella monastery, who cultivated the land belonging to the monastery behind the cloisters, were selling rose water to use as a disinfectant, primarily during periods of epidemic. In the 16th century, under the influence of Cosimo I de' Medici and his successors, who took a profound interest in the natural sciences, and with the founding of the first "Giardino dei Semplici” (medicinal plants), the monks began to cultivate a wide variety of plants, distil herbs and flowers and prepare essences, ointments and balms. The current "workshop" at Santa Maria Novella dates back to 1612, a period when apothecaries were plying their trade here, which we will have an opportunity to visit after seeing the Basilica. Here, within the ancient halls that form part of the old Dominican monastery, beneath the vaulted ceilings with their magnificent frescoes and surrounded by the aromatic scent of herbs from the Tuscan countryside, you will be captivated by the irresistible and extraordinary products that are known and acknowledged throughout the world. A real “top must see” amazing place!

Pickup Info

Tour AM 09:20am - Meeting with the guide at the entrance of Santa Maria Novella Cathedral
Tour PM 02:20pm - Meeting with the guide at the entrance of Santa Maria Novella Cathedral


CANCELLATION POLICY:
No penalty for cancellations up to 48 hours in advance of the schedule departure time. Less than 48 hours and in case of no show, 100% of penalty

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