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OverviewThe captivating discovery of wonderful masterpieces by Beato Angelico, Fra Bartolomeo, Domenico Ghirlandaio and other famous Renaissance artists in the suggestive halls of San Marco Dominican convent
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Know More about this tourSan Marco Museum includes most of the ambiences of the Dominican convent designed by Michelozzo - one of the greatest architects of the Renaissance - and commissioned by Cosimo I de 'Medici. The convent, where the Dominican monks still live, is one of the most distinguished examples of Florentine architecture of the 15th century.
The museum is developed in various evocative halls, containing one of the world's most famous cycle of paintings by the Dominican monk Beato Angelico, one of the greatest exponents of the Florentine Renaissance.
The tour begins in the elegant Cloister of St. Anthony, place of peace and spirituality and center of the monastic life, where we find some doors with frescoed lunettes that lead to the ancient halls hosting many wonderful works on wood and frescoes by Beato Angelico.
The visit proceeds with the Great Refectory, the old Kitchen and the services areas which display the paintings of Fra Bartolomeo, another important painter and Dominican monk who lived in the convent in the early '500. In the Small Refectory is instead preserved a magnificent fresco by Domenico Ghirlandaio, a great artist of the ‘500, depicting the Last Supper.
Upstairs it is waiting for us the “not to be missed” visit of the monks' cells in which you can admire the incomparable frescoes that Beato Angelico painted for his confreres monks. Among the few not painted cells, particularly worthy of interest is the one where the famous friar Girolamo Savonarola lived: passionate speaker, he preached against the corruption and decay of morals of the clergy, ending his life hanged and burned at the stake in Piazza della Signoria.
The visit of the museum will end in the suggestive ambiences of the Library, famous for the incomparable purity of its Renaissance architecture.
Your visit experience will be further enriched with an enthralling exterior guided tour of San Marco square and Santissima Annunziata square, located just a few steps far from the museum, where to admire wonderful buildings of absolute interest.
Inclusions for Private Florence San Marco Museum Tour With Skip-the-Line Entry
- Private guide for 2 hours approx
- Entrance fees with advanced reservation for San Marco Museum
Exclusions for Private Florence San Marco Museum Tour With Skip-the-Line Entry
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Entrance time will be booked, depending on Museum availability, in the time range specified and subsequently communicated to customers, within 48 hours of booking.
Please provide us a valid phone number and e-mail address, in order to reconfirm you the entrance time at the museum.
In case of special requests please let us them know at the moment of the booking
During periods of increased inflow of visitors, despite our reservations, the admission to the museums may be subject to delays, mainly due to security reasons for which the access to the museum is regulated according to the number of people inside it