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Museum of San Marco in Florence

May 9, 2012
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The Museum of San Marco in Florence is located inside the ancient Dominican convent of San Marco, in the homonymous square in the center of the city. There are several points of interest inside and outside the structure. From an architectural point of view, it appears as a real   masterpiece, designed by Michelozzo according to the dictates of the Renaissance as a result of a reconstruction of the previous structure, erected at the end of 1200. The beauty of the Museum of San Marco in Florence is its extreme simplicity: white walls, a single nave, two refectories, a guest house and the cloisters of St. Anthony and St. Dominic. The complex had a particularly important role in the cultural and religious life of the city, also because of the choice of Girolamo Savonarola to make it his headquarter.

Echoes of history in the Museum of San Marco in Florence

One of the most important rooms of the Museum of San Marco in Florence is the library located on the first floor, built on three aisles and a barrel-vaulted ceiling. But the real gem housed inside it  are the works on wood and frescoes by Fra Angelico, among which the “Annunciation” and the “Deposition”, which together form the largest collection of this artist in the world. The Museum of San Marco in Florence through a path that is expressed on two floors, halls, corridors, cloisters, refectories, guest houses and libraries gives the opportunity to admire a vast treasury of art, with creations of Fra Bartolomeo, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Alessio Baldovinetti, Jacopo Vignali, Bernardino Poccetti and Giovanni Antonio Sogliani.

Museum of San Marco in Florence, a path in the great art

Among the works of Fra Angelico in the Museum of San Marco in Florence we remember the “Crucifixion of St. Dominic”, “Noli Me Tangere”, “Transfiguration”, “Adoration of the Child” and the “Madonna of the Shadows”. A Dominican community still lives in the structure, in a cloister, at the back of the chapter house room of this wonderful complex. It is open from Monday to Friday from 08:15 to 13:50, while on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays the closing time has been delayed at 16:50. Closed on the 2nd and 4th Sunday and 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of each month, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day. To further enrich your stay in Florence you can only choose to stay at the Brunelleschi, the 4-star hotel located in the central Piazza Santa Elisabetta, with view on the Brunelleschi’s Dome, Via de Calzaioli and Piazzetta del Giglio, and distant little more than ten minute stroll from the Museum of San Marco in Florence.

The charm of antiquity with the Museum of San Marco in Florence

 

The Museum of San Marco in Florence is located inside the ancient Dominican convent of San Marco, in the homonymous square in the center of the city. There are several points of interest inside and outside the structure. From an architectural point of view, itappears as a real   masterpiece, designed by Michelozzo according to the dictates of the Renaissance as a result of a reconstruction of the previous structure, erected at the end of 1200. The beauty of the Museum of San Marco in Florence is its extreme simplicity: white walls, a single nave, two refectories, a guest house and the cloisters of St. Anthony and St. Dominic. The complex had a particularly important role in the cultural and religious life of the city, also because of the choice of Girolamo Savonarola to make it his headquarter.

Echoes of history in the Museum of San Marco in Florence

One of the most important rooms of the Museum of San Marco in Florence is the library located on the first floor, built on three aisles and a barrel-vaulted ceiling. But the real gem housed inside it  are the works on wood and frescoes by Fra Angelico, among which the “Annunciation” and the “Deposition”, which together form the largest collection of this artist in the world. The Museum of San Marco in Florence through a path that is expressed on two floors, halls, corridors, cloisters, refectories, guest houses and libraries gives the opportunity to admire a vast treasury of art, with creations of Fra Bartolomeo, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Alessio Baldovinetti, Jacopo Vignali, Bernardino Poccetti and Giovanni Antonio Sogliani.

Museum of San Marco in Florence, a path in the great art

Among the works of Fra Angelico in the Museum of San Marco in Florence we remember the “Crucifixion of St. Dominic”, “Noli Me Tangere”, “Transfiguration”, “Adoration of the Child” and the “Madonna of the Shadows”. A Dominican community still lives in the structure, in a cloister, at the back of the chapter house room of this wonderful complex. It is open from Monday to Friday from 08:15 to 13:50, while on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays the closing time has been delayed at 16:50. Closed on the 2nd and 4th Sunday and 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of each month, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day. To further enrich your stay in Florence you can only choose to stay at the Brunelleschi, the 4-star hotel located in the central Piazza Santa Elisabetta, with view on the Brunelleschi’s Dome, Via de Calzaioli and Piazzetta del Giglio, and distant little more than ten minute stroll from the Museum of San Marco in Florence.

The charm of antiquity with the Museum of San Marco in Florence

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