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Cappella Brancacci

Florence | Fine arts
Price
€4.5 - €6
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Presentation
The beautiful Cappella Brancacci is a small chapel within the otherwise pretty plain Santa Maria del Carmine Church (due to the fact that most of the church was destroyed in a fire in 1771). It is considered a miracle that the Brancacci and Corsini Chapels survived the intense fire that destroyed everything else in less than 4 hours. The Church belongs to the Carmelite order, and like San Lorenzo, offers an unfinished façade.

Inside the chapel you will be able to admire two layers of frescoes commissioned in 1424 by Felice Brancacci, a wealthy Florentine merchant and statesman. The frescoes illustrate the life of St. Peter, who can be identified by his orange gown.

The frescoes were designed by Masolino da Panicale, who began painting them with his pupil Masaccio. In 1428 Masaccio took over from Masolino and, unfortunately, died later that same year, aged only 27! The remaining parts were completed by Filippino Lippi only much later in the 1480s.
Hours

10:00 - 17:00

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Other information

Contact details

  • Name: Cappella Brancacci
  • Address: Piazza del Carmine - 50124 - Florence - Italie
  • Phone: (39) 055 238 2195

Getting there

  • By bus : lignes n°11, C3, D

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23/11/2017

Alexei Grinbaum

18/09/2014