‘Santa Marìa’ means ‘St Mary’, whereas ‘Novèlla’ means ‘new’ in old Italian, and the name likely refers to the fields and vineyards which were recreated, after a long period of neglect. Discover the fascinating history of Santa Maria Novella and explore its breathtaking decoration.
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I am a licensed tour guide and an independent researcher, specialised in the history of the Jews in Italy.
History is my passion, and to make it interesting for everybody is my mission: leading guided tours in a wonderful city like Florence.