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“Andrea del Castagno's last supper”

Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia
Ranked #98 of 635 things to do in Florence
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Owner description: One of Cenacoli's masterpieces resides in this convent, appreciated by all who live there.
Miami, Florida
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“Andrea del Castagno's last supper”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

I stayed at a hotel that is not more than 20 steps from this convent. Unless you have a particular interest in the church and it's fresco(s), I would not make an exclusive trip to it. However, if you happen to walk the street before 1:30 (closing time), then its worth dropping in. It wasn't until my 3rd day in Florence that I realized that the incredibly ugly building that was next to my hotel was actually a possible tourist site. Upon entering, I immediately recognized the fresco as one that I had studied in an art history course. The main attraction is Andrea del Castagno's depiction of the Last Supper. It is wonderfully preserved and restored. The rest of the artworks in the convent are less known and in worth condition.

Visited August 2013
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“Another Fresco of the Last Supper (Cenacolo) in Florence.”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

The Museum of Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia is one of 8 church-museums exhibiting different versions of The Last suffer in Florence, made by different artists like Perugino, Ghirlandaio and Sarto.
Location: The museum is around 2-3 minutes from Santa Maria Novella station heading to san Marco thru Ataf Bus 06,14, 01, 23,17 and 11, but make sure to step down at the second bus stop (santa reparata) and 50-100 meters away from Piazza and Chiesa San Marco (where another fresco of the last supper can be found). Highly Recommended-Free entrance Museum and Friendly staffs.

Visited August 2013
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“The secret of Via XXVII Aprile”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Hidden in plain view on a prominant street in the center of Florence is a former convent refectory with a wonderful rendition of the "Last Supper" by Andrea del Castagno, along with some of his other works. There are very rarely more than a few visitors at one time, so that one can sit and admire these wonderful works of art without being rushed. In a city with so much art history, It is not to be missed on a visit to Florence.

Visited April 2013
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“Peaceful - no crowds”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

This is a hidden gem. I could not believe that while we were here we only saw one other person.
No entry fee but a donation is most welcome.

Visited August 2012
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La Spezia, Italy
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“Get out of the busy town made you wonder”
Reviewed 30 August 2012

Not a lot of people visit this place (even if no fees is required): only a few frescos but one of this (the last supper) is from Andrea del Castagno, one of the firsts author of the renaissance. You can see his masterpieces only in Florence as he died very young. Since you will probably be alone, you can sit on a chair and take your time to look at the particulars of the painting. The artist was possessed by the possibility to show the three dimensions of the objects: it was the beginning of the idea that the men, not only God, can master the nature. And this idea, in the modern age, started from painters from renaissance in Florence before than from philosophers. And in the same time, you can see how the painter was still fascinated from the ancient art: (the marbles and the sculptures). Be carefull and put you at the right distance and position to be able to see the three dimensions.

Visited July 2012
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