Attività Ars et Fides – SMN

Visits inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

Ars et Fides Florence is an association of volunteer guides, founded in the Tuscan capital in the mid-1990s.
It is part of an international federation founded in Belgium in 1984 that brings together about fifty other associations, located in seven different European countries.
All these realities have as their point of reference the same document, the Angers Charter drafted in 1988. Recognizing themselves in it, the members of the associations strive to welcome visitors entering sacred buildings by illustrating the religious place on three levels: historical,architectural-artistic and religious. This last level is the key element of contact with Ars et Fides volunteers.

Stard date

Project to be activated from February 1, 2023

Offer valid until

June 30, 2023

Tasks of the volunteer

Welcome and accompany visitors who request it.


Guided tours are allowed in the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella during the hours listed below:
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
There are no guided tours on Sundays


Basilica di Santa Maria Novella
Piazza Santa Maria Novella


Minimum age required 18 years
Minimum commitment required 1 shift of 2 hours per week

Elementary level knowledge of Italian language preferred but not essential

Documents required: Identification document
Completion of application for admission to Ars et Fides

Membership FEE

Registration fee € 15,00

Become a volunteer for Ars et Fides!