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Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia

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Address: Via Ventisette Aprile 1, 50129, Florence, Italy
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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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Went to see the 1450 Last Supper fresco

Entrance to see the fresco was on Ventiselle Apile between Guelfa and Gallo. Andrea Bartolo was known as Andrea Del Castagno and lived between 1419 and 1457. Believed to have... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
Ronald L
Longmont, United States
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Longmont, United States
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Entrance to see the fresco was on Ventiselle Apile between Guelfa and Gallo. Andrea Bartolo was known as Andrea Del Castagno and lived between 1419 and 1457. Believed to have painted this Last Supper fresco in 1450. Halos all the same, Judas across the table from Jesus and the names of the disciples across the bottom of the picture. This... More 

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Located at 43°46'43.5"N 11°15'23.8"E on Via Ventisette Aprile at the corner of Santa Reparata, the Museo di Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia is 350 meters from the Galleria dell'Accademia, but receives few visitors. The Last Supper, a fresco painted 1445–1450 by Andrea del Castagno is stunning. This was painted before da Vinci began work on his version around 1496. The fresco was... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 20 May 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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Reviewed 24 February 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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Reviewed 21 February 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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Reviewed 25 January 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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Reviewed 14 December 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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Reviewed 29 November 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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Reviewed 8 November 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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Utica, New York
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Reviewed 24 July 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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