Must see....would suggest going on a Saturday or Sunday or Monday when there is a free English speaking tour ...this will help bring the history to life for you
Visit the museum for Fra Angelico paintings and frescoes, it is not far from the Galleria dell'Accademia. There is his famous 'Annunciation' that you see the first thing as you enter the first floor where the monk cells with Fra Angelico frescos are. The paintings on the ground floor are stunning, blend of Gothic and Renaissance styles, were striking me... More
I got up early one morning and took a stroll and ended up here at opening time. It was very tranquil and a nice break from the crushing crowds of Florence. Amazing to see the small and humble rooms used by the monks, each with a dedicated and unique piece of artwork to assist their prayers, with many having been... More
Fra Angelico's Annuziation spectacular and it is quiet and not so many tourists. Lovely to walk around and see the paintings in the monk's cells. One can imagine Cosimo meditating in one of two cells set aside for him. The museum also worth seeing.
Inside the museum is a cloister, and a convent, several rooms featuring paintings by Fra Angelico. At the head of the stairs is a large fresco of the Annunciation. You will see many paintings of the Annunciation, but this one is one of greatest and finest examples of the genius of the early Renaissance. It showed me something about the... More
This is a lovely peaceful building with beautiful and sometimes surprising religious paintings and murals. Unfortunately when we visited some of the areas were closed for refurbishment/restoration/improvement but we still enjoyed our afternoon there and entry was free. The buildings and monks cells were fascinating and we enjoyed sitting in the cloisters on a lovely sunny autumnal afternoon.
We stopped he as part of the 10euro price we paid for the cathedral. The cost included the bell tower, baptistery, cathedral and museum and could be used over a 24 hr period which was a great deal. Most of the exhibits were closed due to refurbishment but we did see Michalangelos Pietro as well as the Gates to Paradise... More
I wanted to see the famous Altarpiece of Fra Angelico which is the subject of a wonderful book by John Saward, called The Holiness of Beauty and the Beauty of Holiness. In order to see this I had to pay €7.00, but it was well worth the money. The frescos of Fr Angelico painted in the now-disused cells of the... More
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