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Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia

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Address: Via Ventisette Aprile 1, 50129, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 39-055-238-8607
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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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The Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia church is a nice building with a lot of lovely works of art in it. Lots of Last Supper frescoes and other masterpieces. Nice1

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

The Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia church is a nice building with a lot of lovely works of art in it. Lots of Last Supper frescoes and other masterpieces. Nice1

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

You can easily walk past this building as it looks nothing like a church/convent from the outside. Once inside, it's quite sparse but for the main reason for going. The Last Supper painting that stretches across the whole back wall is fabulous.

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Menlo Park, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

There are at least four "cenacoli" -- Renaissance frescoes of the Last Supper -- scattered about Florence. This one, by Andrea del Castagno in mid 15th C, is surprisingly modern with its very human depiction of the apostles and its trompe l'oeil marble. If you have the time, you should check out all these small exhibits. They are free --... More 

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San Gwann, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

It is very easy to miss this important Last Supper by Andrea del Castagno among so much works of art in all Florence. But make sure you do not. Entrance is free and besides the very good condition, the last supper is filled with a lot of interesting details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

In a city that has some of the greatest and most historically significant art in the world this masterpiece still stands out. I have been here many times and it took at least a dozen visits with quiet contemplation to appreciate all this fresco has to offer. And I'm not yet done. Go into detail. View small segments. Come back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I couldn't believe it when I realized that this fresco, which I have studied over the years, was hidden away in a covent that I pass by every week! It's such a hidden gem. Do yourself a favor and read up on how important this fresco was (especially in its relation to Leonardo's Last Supper) and the convent itself (what... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Take time to visit this former convent to view the 'Last Supper' along with other fresco's. It's a small unknown gem located a few blocks from David. We were the only people there when we visited, and took the time to relax and enjoy the beautiful artwork.

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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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Chicago, Illinois
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 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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