Cenacolo del Conservatorio del Fuligno, Firenze
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Cenacolo del Conservatorio in Fuligno, Florence

Frescoes and paintings by Pietro Perugino and his School

Firenze
The ancient convent in Fuligno was founded at the start of the fourteenth century and subsequently renovated in 1430. Over the centuries it has had many different uses. During Napoleonic rule, the convent was deconsecrated and for a brief time was home to the Archaeological Museum which housed the Feroni collections. In more recent times, it was used to store works of art damaged in the great flood of 1966.

The convent’s refectory is decorated with fifteenth century frescoes depicting the Last Supper and the Oration of Christ in the Garden, both of which are attributed to Pietro Perugino. This refectory was used as a museum from the nineteenth century. In 1855, the Egyptian museum was opened here and then the Etruscan Museum was opened on 12th March 1871. The Feroni collection was added in 1894. Many works of art damaged in the great flood of 1966 were brought here. It was re-opened in 1990, with the addition of some frescos by Bicci di Lorenzo (1430 circa) which came from other rooms of the convent, as well as a wooden crucifix by Benedetto da Maiano.

Today the Cenacolo, or refectory, is home to other works such as the Assumption of the Virgin by Valerio Marucelli which once stood above the main altar in the church of Sant’Onofrio, the Crucifixion and several fifteenth and sixteenth century Tuscan and Italian paintings of the Perugino school.

Opening hours
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9am – 12pm
Closed on New Year’s Day, 1st May and Christmas Day

Entry fee
Free

Disabled access
No

Contact information
via Faenza 42
Florence
Telephone 055 286982
E-mail segreteria@sbas.firenze.it
http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/musei/fuligno


 
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