Times

Start Time

MULTI

End Time

MULTI

Duration

1,5 hours

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

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!

Experience

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

Pickup instructions

Tour AM 09:50am - 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

Voucher redemption instructions

Tour AM 09:50am - 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 Please be aware that in case of no-show, the guide will wait for you for a maximum of 30 minutes from the tour departure time. After that time, if nobody informed us about the delay, they are entitled to leave and no refund will be granted to any client who is not at the departure point at the established time. 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 COVID-19 Safety Mesaures - for Tours and Activities the following sanitation measures will be taken: - Interpersonal distance the minimum distance to be kept is 1 mt. -The use of a face mask is compulsory -Wash the hands with water and soap or use a hand sanitizer before and after the activity -Customers can be subject to a body temperature check. If the temperature is more than 37,5 °C, the clients are not allowed to access the Tour or Activity. - Quota on the entrance to indoor and outdoor spaces: the access will be restricted in order to maintain the interpersonal distance of 1 mt - From August 6, 2021, participants over 12 years old, must present a EU Green Pass or their own country document to proof one of the following: full vaccination; first vaccination at least 15 days ago; Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months; Negative test made until 48 hours before the tour starts

Facility

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

Suitable for

  • Solo travellers
  • couples
  • children
  • groups
  • students
  • business trip
  • wheelchair

Additional Information

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Grade:
Moderate
Accommodation:
Luxury
Product Type:
Tailor made
Tour Leader Type:
Independent / self drive

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