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Santa Maria Novella church in Florence

  The church was called “Novella” (New) because it was built to replace the previous church (santa maria delle Vigne of the 9th century). As soon as the site was assigned to the Dominicans order in 1221, they decided to build a new church and an adjoining cloister. The church was designed by two Dominican friars, Fra Sisto Fiorentino and… Read more →