Cheap hotels near Santa Maria Novella in Florence, Italy
Considered Florence’s premier Dominican church, the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella was constructed in the early 13th century and completed in 1360. It sits just across the street from Florence’s main train station, also with the same name.
Santa Maria Novella is known for its Gothic and Renaissance frescoes and architecture. The church has multiple chapels and features works of art by some of Florence’s most famous artists, including Botticelli, Bronzino and Brunelleschi.
Today, you can visit the on-site museum and cloisters. Doors are open on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There’s a modest admission charge, although attending a church service is always free. For more information, visit Santa Maria Novella's Web site.
Hotels near Santa Maria Novella: Below we list an array of budget-friendly hotels near Santa Maria Novella, from pensions to 1- and 2-star hotels. Walking a few blocks to the east will put you in the heart of Florence's center city, near the Duomo. Needless to say, staying in this neighborhood will be convenient for visitors catching an early morning or late-night train.
Address Piazza Ottaviani 1 (Santa Maria Novella)
The Pensione Ottaviani occupies a convenient location in a converted former hospital. It offers small, simple rooms and even smaller, simpler bathrooms, providing basic accommodation at low rates.
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