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Convent of Santa Apollonia (Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia)

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Address: Via XXVII Aprile 1, 50129 Florence, Italy
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Description: One of Cenacoli's masterpieces resides in this convent, appreciated by all...
One of Cenacoli's masterpieces resides in this convent, appreciated by all who live there.
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Important Last Supper in a mediocre building. Superb staff.

Don't be deceived by the exterior. The Cenacolo offers one beautiful piece, the Last Supper by del Castagno. A bit of a ground breaker because it has the same design as da Vinci's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Utica, New York

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Don't be deceived by the exterior. The Cenacolo offers one beautiful piece, the Last Supper by del Castagno. A bit of a ground breaker because it has the same design as da Vinci's Last Supper at the cenacolo in Milan... the twelve apostles and Christ all face you (rather than being seated around a square table, as in earlier Suppers).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the last supper mural in this small site. It can be visited for free and has other murals / artwork for viewing also.

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Tbilisi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The description is wrong. The Last Supper is by Andrea del Castagno. It cannot be 'by Cenacolo' as 'cenacolo' is a cenacle (from Latin cenaculum), also known as the "Upper Room", normally the dining room for monks :)

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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... More 

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MILFORD,CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 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... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 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.

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La Spezia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 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... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We were the only ones there. Peaceful and quiet with a nice rendition of the last supper, i think it might even have been free to get in ....

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

The colors in the frescoes are well preserved and the convent is interesting to see.

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