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Santa Maria del Carmine is a church of the Carmelite Order, in the Oltrarno district of Florence, in Tuscany, Italy. It is famous as the location of the Brancacci Chapel housing outstanding Renaissance frescoes by Masaccio and Masolino da Panicale, later finished by Filippino Lippi.HistoryThe church, dedicated to the Beatæ Virginis Mariæ de monte Carmelo, was built from 1268 as part of Carmelite convent, which is still existing today. Of the original edifice only some Romanesque-Gothic remains can be seen on the sides. The complex was enlarged a first time in 1328 and again in 1464, when the capitular hall and the refectory added, though the church maintained the Latin Cross, one nave plan.Renovated in the Baroque style in the 16th–17th centuries, it was damaged by a fire in 1771 and rebuilt internally in the Rococo style in 1782. The façade, like in many Florentine churches, remained unfinished. The fire did not touch the sacristy: therefore have survived the Stories of St. Cecilia attributed to Lippo d'Andrea (c. 1400) and the marble monument of Pier Soderini by Benedetto da Rovezzano (1511–1513). The vault of the nave has a trompe-l'oeil, quadratura fresco by Domenico Stagi.Using our online itinerary creator, Florence attractions like Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine Reviews
At one time, the interior of Santa Maria del Carmine probably matched the beauty of its Brancacci Chapel (accessed by a separate, ticketed entrance). However, the church as a whole seems to be... more »
This church is situated in southern Florence about 15 mins across the bridge from the city centre. The square is quiet, rustic but not particularly pretty or interesting The area is residential but... more »
Really beautiful! They only let a few people in at a time, i believe 30. Remember to reserve your time slot for this beautiful chruch!
It's an old church. Located in a small Piazza. Mass was breathtaking for me as the church was hundreds years old and in Florence!
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