The Santa Apollonia Cenacle in Florence
The Museum occupies part of the ancient Benedictine monastery of St. Apollonia, founded in 1339 and enlarged in the 15th century. In 1447 the famous Florentine painter Andrea del Castagno was entrusted to architect the refectory. He took about five years to realize the party's 17th of the refectory of Sant'Apollonia. The Church is a true gem, a wonderful coffered ceiling and cupola frescoed by Bernardino Poccetti. Due to the enclosure of nuns, the upper room was completely ignored by the ancient sources, in fact, Vasari, Baloch, Richa talks about it not in their works on Florence. Are also exposed their sinopie, detached frescoes by Paolo Schiavo and Andrea del Sarto, fragments of frescoes by Domenico Veneziano and Piero della Francesca.
Address: Via 27 Aprile, 1, 50129 Florence
Business hours: From Monday to Sunday, 8.15- -13.50 Closing hours: 2° and 4° Monday; 1st, 3rd, 5th Sunday of the month. New year's day, 1 may, Christmas
Tel: 055 238 8607
Maximum 30 pax
The itinerary can be made every morning from Tuesday to Saturday
Tour duration: 3 hours