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The frescoed cloisters of the Dominican monastery of Santa Maria Novella, an outstanding monument to the religious and artistic history of Florence, conserve valuable examples of Florentine painting from the XIV and XV centuries. The Green Cloister is entirely decorated with scenes from the Old Testament such as the awe inspiring episodes of the Flood and The Drunkenness of Noah, masterpieces of Paolo Uccello’s mature style. In the Cappellone degli Spagnoli Andrea di Buonaiuto’s frescoes celebrating the Dominican order (1367-1369) culminate with the famous allegory of the Militant and Triumphant Church.
The museum houses a collection of textiles, wood sculptures, embroideries, and jewelry from the church’s treasure. These include the rare Reliquary of the Title of the Cross (XIII-XIV century), the Reliquary of Saint Dominic (XV-XVI century) and Vestments of Saint Thomas of Canterbury (XVI century).
Address: P.zza S.M.Novella
Opening times: Working days and holidays from 9 to 14 - Closed on Fridays
Phone: 055 282187
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