Basilica di Santa Maria Novella
The complex of Santa Maria Novella, one of the most beautiful and famous art treasures in Florence, by its nature is either a religious and a museum site. It has currently a new form that seeks to harmonize both the functions. Basilica of Santa Maria Novella was founded by the monks of Dominican Order in the first half of the thirteenth century, becoming one of the most important points of religious and artistic interest in Italy. The celebrity of Santa Maria Novella during the Middle Ages and Renaissance period attracted important artists such as Giotto, Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio, Botticelli and Vasari (just name a few), who realized beautiful artworks inside the complex. This particular artistic and religious fortune bound forever the place to its artwork.