Florence today! Jan. 24, 2021. My visit to the newly reopened Santa Maria Novella

The Crucifixion by Giotto
There is a permanent creche in a chapel in Santa Maria Novella, in addition to the annual creche at the entrance of the basilica.
A detail of the permanent creche.
Aquasantiera, the name for the holy water stoup found in all Catholic churches. The one in Santa Maria Novella was made in France in 1412, according to this label.

Another holy water stoup in Santa Maria Novella.

I love the high altar at Santa Maria Novella, with a replica of the duomo dome.
Info about the high altar
Info about the high altar

Looking towards the entrance wall of the basilica, from the high altar. I was the only person in the basilica!

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