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Museo di San Marco

Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
39 55 238 8608
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Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.
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Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
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39 55 238 8608
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will add my voice to those of many other reviewers to say that this is one of the most incredible places I have visited in Italy! It's so wonderful to see Fra Angelico's beautiful frescos in their original situations and the place has retained...More

Thank Elinor0089
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As David Hewson said in his book, The Flood, "Marvel at its beauty because it is... the most beautiful place in all this grim city." (Although I disagree with the "grim city" part!) Fra Angelico's Annunciation can't be missed. The cell frescoes are well-preserved and...More

Thank Tangerine T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had read/heard so much about the San Marco museum, before visiting for the first time in early August, but nothing prepares you for the astounding beauty of these frescos, especially the sight of the Annunciation by Fra Angelico as you walk up the steps...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic place to visit. Not busy. No lines and amazing architecture and frescoes. Wonderful and not expensive to enter.

Thank 543angie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For ease of entry do book your timed entry -- seemless welcome & stunning experience seeing not just the famed "Annunciation" itself , but the way of life the monks undertook to serve their god. Angelico's decorations IN EVERY CELL a huge surprise.. the whole...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I immediately fell for Fra Angelico after I see the 2nd floor's small rooms (and I will come again if I go to Florence in future). I advocated 2 friends to come - 1 was equally stunned by the serene beauty of small rooms, while...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The church, convent, and library are a sight to behold, especially the frescoes painted by the early Renaissance brother. The museum boasts having the greatest collection of the Italian painter. The main hall exhibits the many well-known paintings of the brother; in addition, you can...More

Thank zauberin
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I cannot believe that I had never visited this extraordinary museum on one of my earlier visits to Florence. It is simply breathtaking with Fra Angelico frescoes of extraordinary beauty. But there is so much more to see and at such a modest cost.

Thank John P
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We went to see Fra Angelico's fresco the day after we spent 6 hours in the Uffizi, and were simply bowled over by the grace and elegance of his fresco in the cells of the monks. The undoubted master piece is certainly the Annunciation, but...More

1  Thank simonc_thunderbolt
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The museum has fantastic frescoes by Fra Angelo and others. There are plenty of other hidden gems including a few Hebrew inscriptions from old Florentine synagogues. There were no large queues and we had good opportunities to appreciate the wall paintings in each of the...More

Thank Ykeren
San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a
stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence,
surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking
students provides the tranquil surroundings for the
elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read
the daily newspaper. Home to several universities,
including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one
of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A
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Genevieve S
21 April 2015|
Response from AlessandroFlorence |
Free tours in English usually run on Wednesday anf friday at 12.30 pm (no reservation required). Schedule can occasionally change. You could call the museum the day before your visit.
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