Destination guide

The artsy area of Santa Maria Novella awaits your stay

Come and experience Santa Maria Novella and its museums, cathedral and art galleries. This walkable and cosmopolitan city is known for its cafés, sightseeing and local tours. Fortezza da Basso and Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum are just a couple of the must-sees. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Santa Maria Novella

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Santa Maria Novella a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Visarno the Hippodrome (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Costoli Pool (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Circolo Golf Ugolino (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Hidron (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Fattoria San Michele a Torri (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Torre Del Chianti (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Santa Maria Novella

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Santa Maria Novella is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Boboli Gardens (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Piazzale Michelangelo (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Florence Botanical Gardens (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Torrigiani Garden (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Cascine Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Giardino dell'ArteCultura (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Santa Maria Novella

The nearest airport is in Florence (FLR-Peretola), located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Porta al Prato Station or Florence Santa Maria Novella Station and explore the city from there. Catch a ride on the metro at Florence-Cascine Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Santa Maria Novella?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,862 vacation rentals near Santa Maria Novella. From 2,590 Condos/Apartments to 183 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Santa Maria Novella area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Santa Maria Novella?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Santa Maria Novella. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Oltrarno: 1,395 vacation rentals
  • San Gimignano: 4,019 vacation rentals
  • Duomo: 2,457 vacation rentals
  • Basilica of Santa Croce: 2,002 vacation rentals
  • Chianti: 9,742 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Santa Maria Novella! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Santa Maria Novella?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Santa Maria Novella:

  • San Gimignano: 4,019 rentals
  • Greve In Chianti: 4,276 rentals
  • Castellina In Chianti: 2,947 rentals
  • San Casciano In Val di Pesa: 975 rentals
  • Impruneta: 4,072 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Santa Maria Novella?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Santa Maria Novella. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ponte Vecchio: 2,203 rentals
  • Accademia Italiana: 8,175 rentals
  • Piazza San Firenze: 8,155 rentals
  • Florence (ZMS-Santa Maria Novella Train Station): 8,117 rentals
  • Piazza del Duomo: 8,114 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Maria Novella listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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