The museum includes the cloisters complex of the former Santa Maria Novella convent: the Green Cloister, which owes its name to the dominant colour in the extraordinary fresco cycle of Stories from Genesis (including the famous scenes of Original Sin and of the Great Flood) painted by Paolo Uccello, the Spanish Chapel entirely covered with a complex cycle of frescoes by Andrea di Bonaiuto, the Great Cloister, with a series of frescoes depicting the life of St. Domenico and other Dominicans saints and the Cloister of the Dead, used principally for burials. The chapel of the Ubriachi (an aristocratic Florentine family) and the large Refectory house a precious sacred art collection with a broad range of liturgical accoutrements, canonicals and vestments from the basilica treasury.
Museo e Chiostri Monumentali di Santa Maria Novella
Piazza della Stazione, 4, 50123 Firenze FI, Italia
At the entrance (same one as the Tourist Info point), there is an elevator to go downstairs. The Museum is entirely accessible.
Disabled toilets are available inside the Museum.
To enter the Church people with a motor disability have to exit the Museum and access the Church from the entrance in Piazza Santa Maria Novella 18.
MUS.E Association regularly organizes guided tours and workshops in Santa Maria Novella Museum and in the other City Museums of Florence for special audiences with visual or hearing impairments and people with intellectual disorders or senile decay. These activities are designed for the specific needs of any of them, to make the museum experience immersive, relevant and enjoyable for all. For information and booking: email@example.com ; + 39 055-2768224.