Museo di San Marco, Florence

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Don’t miss the frescoes of Museo di San Marco, noted for housing the largest collection of sacred art in the city. The museum is located in a former convent, which was home to two famous Dominicans during the 15th century, the painter Fra Angelico and the preacher Girolamo Savonarola. The museum now contains a major collection of works by Angelico, including some of his best-known panel paintings, commissioned by the Medici family. There are a number of smaller frescoes painted by Angelico and his assistants inside the monastic cells. The museum also exhibits works by several other artists, including Domenico Ghirlandaio, Alesso Baldovinetti, and Fra Bartolomeo.  Plan to see Museo di San Marco and other attractions that appeal to you using our Florence trip maker site.
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  • My enjoyment of this museum was predicated on a couple of things. First, I had the benefit of downloading to my iPhone beforehand a free walking tour of the museum from Rick Steves Audio Europe... 
    My enjoyment of this museum was predicated on a couple of things. First, I had the benefit of downloading to my iPhone beforehand a free walking tour of the museum from Rick Steves Audio Europe...  more »
  • San Marco is easy to miss given all the attractions of Florence. Fabulous frescos in the portals of a massive courtyard. Frescos are superb, the museum collection is extensive and even the monks... 
    San Marco is easy to miss given all the attractions of Florence. Fabulous frescos in the portals of a massive courtyard. Frescos are superb, the museum collection is extensive and even the monks...  more »
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  • Great moment to step away from the crowds and experience the great work of Fra Angelico. Recommend sitting in the courtyard in the old chairs of the Monastery.
  • This former monastery in Florence contains some excellent frescoes. Each of the monk’s cells were adorned with beautiful frescoes by Fra Angelico.

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