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The Church of Santa Maria Novell was built between 1279 and 1357 by the Dominicans. The Romanesque part of its façade was incorporated into one based on Classical proportions by the Renaissance architect, Leon Battista Alberti in the mid-14th Century. The Gothic interior contains fantastic frescoes, including Masaccio's powerful Trinity. The fabulously decorated Spanish Chapel and the famous Green Cloister, frescoed with perspective scenes by Paolo Uccello, now form a museum.
Santa Maria Novella
Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 18
Florence is a vast and beautiful monument to the Renaissance, the artistic and cultural reawakening of the 15th Century. Writers such as Dante, Petrarch and Machiavelli contributed to its proud literary heritage but it was the paintings and sculptures of artists, such as Botticelli, Michelangelo and Donatelli, that turned the city into one of the world's greatest artistic capitals.
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