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Museo Virtuale Andrea Del Castagno - San Godenzo

Florence, Andrea del Castagno, Cenacolo di Sant’Apollonia

Benedictine refectory hosts noteworthy treasure

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The 'Cenacolo' (Last Supper) of Sant’Apollonia is now operated as a museum that occupies part of the Benedictine monastery of St. Apollonia in the center of Florence, not far from Piazza San Marco. The monastery for nuns in clausura (i.e. who did not have contact with the outside world) was founded in 1339 and enlarged in the fifteenth century. Around 1447, Andrea del Castagno frescoed the wall of the refectory with narrative scenes: the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, the Deposition and the Resurrection. The fresco was unknown to the outside world until the suppression of the monasteries in the 19th century, and so only recently has become the object of study.

The museum also hosts other detached frescoes by Andrea del Castagno with additional monastery paintings by Paolo Schiavo and Neri di Bicci.

Cenacolo di Sant 'Apollonia
Via XXVII Aprile 1, Tel. 0552388607

Opening hours
: Weekdays, 8:15pm-13:50pm. Sundays and Holidays: 8:15 - 13:50; Closed: Mondays. Yearly closing days: January 1st, May 1st , December 25th.

Entrance: Admission is free.

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