Sant'Apollonia, Florence

4.6
Ring the bell at the nondescript door to enter Sant'Apollonia, a crowd-free site filled with gorgeous murals. The highlight at this small convent is Andrea del Castagno's fresco of the Last Supper. This and other frescoes, done rapidly in watercolor on wet plaster, adorn the walls of the convent. Because this type of mural is not common, these works can leave quite an impression. Entry is free and includes a leaflet with information about the convent and the paintings it houses. The lack of tourists here makes the experience quite personal. See Sant'Apollonia and all Florence has to offer by arranging your trip with our Florence trip itinerary maker app.
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  • The cenacolo Sant' Apollonia is now a museum essentially dedicated to one piece -- the masterpiece Last Supper by Andrea del Castagno. If you are in the neighborhood, quite near San Marco, you really....  more »
  • While Leonardo gets all the attention in Milan, this depiction of the Last Supper is superb and much more accessible due to the lack of large crowds. One can spend more time studying the...  more »
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  • Not crowded. And you could have plenty of time with the last supper. It is a great painting for discussing perspective lines.
  • The most ancient last supper of the renaissance art in Florence

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