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“Tranquil”
Review of Museo di San Marco

Museo di San Marco
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US$45.57*
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Private Florence San Marco Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry
Ranked #19 of 446 things to do in Florence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.
Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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“Tranquil”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

I got up early one morning and took a stroll and ended up here at opening time. It was very tranquil and a nice break from the crushing crowds of Florence. Amazing to see the small and humble rooms used by the monks, each with a dedicated and unique piece of artwork to assist their prayers, with many having been painted by Fra Angelico.

Visited May 2013
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“Fra Angelico's treasures”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Fra Angelico's Annuziation spectacular and it is quiet and not so many tourists. Lovely to walk around and see the paintings in the monk's cells. One can imagine Cosimo meditating in one of two cells set aside for him. The museum also worth seeing.

Visited October 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Remember the Renaissance”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Inside the museum is a cloister, and a convent, several rooms featuring paintings by Fra Angelico. At the head of the stairs is a large fresco of the Annunciation. You will see many paintings of the Annunciation, but this one is one of greatest and finest examples of the genius of the early Renaissance. It showed me something about the times and the technical innovations in painting that have drawn travelers to Florence for 700 years. Notice the delicacy and luminosity of the angle's face and Mary... she looks like a young woman who has been told she is to bear the son of God. Fra Angelico must have thought about the emotions, and had the skill to tell a story with in the conventions of the time. More than a tourist attraction....

Visited October 2013
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“Beautiful peaceful historic experience”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

This is a lovely peaceful building with beautiful and sometimes surprising religious paintings and murals. Unfortunately when we visited some of the areas were closed for refurbishment/restoration/improvement but we still enjoyed our afternoon there and entry was free. The buildings and monks cells were fascinating and we enjoyed sitting in the cloisters on a lovely sunny autumnal afternoon.

Visited September 2013
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Worth a visit, if only to see the original doors of the Baptistry which are now housed here, as well as other amazing works of Renaissance Art

Visited September 2013
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