Brancacci Chapel Piazza del Carmine Florence
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Cappella Brancacci

Construction of the Santa Maria del Carmine church began in 1268 with the financial help of the Comune of Florence and its wealthiest families. It was finally completed in 1475, although the west facade of the church was in fact never finished. In 1771, a devastating fire broke out and destroyed most of the church. They say it was a miracle that the Brancacci chapel was spared. It is not the
Forte di Belvedere Florence
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Forte di Belvedere

The Forte Belvedere was commissioned by the Grand Duke Ferninand I and realized by Bernardo Buontalenti over a five year period from 1590 to 1595. Although fortifications serve to protect a city, it was also a demonstration of Florence's wealth and capabilities and a testement to the power and prestige of the Medici Family. The location was not just selected for its vantage point over the city but because Ferdinand
Piazza Duomo Bigallo Museum
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Museo del Bigallo

Originally built in the 14th century for the Compagnia della Misericordia, the Loggia del Bigallo can be found in the heart of Florence in piazza del Duomo. The building holds great importance in Florence, not only because of its history but also due to its position and vicinity to the Duomo. It features prominantly in photos and makes up part of the panorama of Piazza Duomo. Its function was to
Last Supper Ghirlandaio Ognissanti Church and Convent Florence
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Last Supper of Ognissanti

The Cenacolo di Ognissanti is another hidden gem in Florence. The other Florentine Cenacoli were painted by well respected but lesser known (I mean less famous!) artists. The Last Supper in Ognissanti was painted by Domenico Ghirlandaio in 1480. It is rumored that there were wealthy patrons living in the area that made generous donations to the church and convent. It was these donations that commissioned projects by Giotto, Botticelli
Cenacolo Perugino Fuligno Last Supper Florence
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The Last Supper of Fuligno

The Cenacolo di Fuligno museum is dedicated to the Last Supper by Pietro Perugino. This little known convent has been put on the map because of Perugino's masterpiece, which dates back to 1493-1496. It would seem that the convent was always destined to be a museum, and over the centuries has housed various art collections. After the 1966 Florence Flood, it was used as a warehouse for salvaged artworks. And
Cenacolo Last Supper Museum Sant'Apollonia Florence
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Last Supper of Sant’Apollonia

The Cenacolo by Andrea del Castagno is securely housed within the walls of the ancient Benedictine Convent of Sant' Apollonia founded in 1339. Sant'Apollonia became one of the largest convents in Florence and the first place to commision a Cenacolo or Last Supper in 1447. The museum is filled with works from Palo Schiavo, Neri di Bicci and Andrea del Castagno. The artwork like many other museums in Florence mirrors
Cenacolo Last Supper Andrea Del Sarto San Salvi Florence
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Last Supper by Andrea del Sarto

Andrea Del Sarto’s Cenacolo (Last Supper) and Museum, is located inside the San Salvi church which is just outside the historic center of Florence. The thing that sets this museum apart from several others is the untouched pieces within the exhibit. During the siege of Florence, this was one of the few locations that had surviving works. It is rumored that the imperial soldiers were so enchanted by its amazing