The whole Oltrarno district has many hidden gems and this is maybe the most important. When you look it from outside you are not impressed, when I visited it the facade was covered of building ladders and rugs. However inside the church is full of splendid barock decoration, one of the rare in Florence. But the real reason not to miss it is the famous capella Barancacci which is painted by Masaccio, the first real reneicance painter. The painted walls are represented stories from the life of St.Peter with vary realistic and well balanced way. During the time of the work Masaccio dyed very young and the chapel was finished by his fellow painters F. Lippi and Masolino. Notice the picture were the saint is siting on a throne and a multitude of people is standing next to him: one of them is Masaccio who painted himself touching the saint's clothes. Unfortunately this detail was very bold according to the morals of the time and Lippi was forced to paint the touching hand off... (you can slightly see the sign of the hand, if you look carefully)
You can visit the chapel with the entire ticket of the Palazzo Veccio.
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