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Convent of Santa Apollonia (Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia)

Via XXVII Aprile 1, 50129 Florence, Italy
39-055-238-8607
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Ranked #53 of 220 attractions in Florence
Type: Art Galleries, Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Description: One of Cenacoli's masterpieces resides in this convent, appreciated by all who live there.
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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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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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Paris, France
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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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Qormi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

This convent is located near the Piazza of San Marco, a couple of blocks away. It is located just outside of the touristic zone and at time of our visit, we were the only people inside. Here is a large hall on which at one end is a beautiful fresco by Andrea del Castagno of the Last Supper. Above it... More

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

This was the first thing we did in Florence. It is a very atmospheric place with Castagno's wonderful fresco of the Last Supper dominating the refectory. Good informative signage, free leaflet and free entrance and best of all you often have the place to yourself. Don't miss it.

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Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

I studied art history, so for me it was must-see. But I'd recommend it to everybody. The reason is the refectory with "Last Supper" by Andrea del Castagno, one of the great artists of renaissance in Florence. It's immense and impressive! The museum is free, but it's open just for few hours. No crowds, no lines, nobody. Another reason to... More

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