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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
San Marco
39 55 238 8608
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful quiet sanctuary in Florence. It was right around the corner from my hotel. Definitely worth a visit if you enjoy peace and tranquility. Each monk's cell has a painting.

Thank ssajan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here a few days ago. The frescoes were great and I really enjoyed seeing the old manuscripts. When we visited there weren’t many other visitors, which was a big plus since we had just been to the nearby, and very...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fra. Angelico Frescoes are quite sublime and for me this ranks as the most moving place in Florence.The individual monk's cells with their single Frescoes constitute a serene religious experience for the viewer

Thank DoctorAlex841
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightfully devoid of tons of people. Beautiful frescoes, not to be missed. Fra Angelico was a master. Enjoy the cloister and courtyard.

Thank CurtEastPoint
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

..albeit with a fresco by an old master in every cel!l Next to the Basilica di St Marco this has been both a monastery & convent at different times and is intact giving a good overview of the monastic life. Worth looking in every cell,...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a special treat ... in out of the rain to begin with ... but with quiet and peace at its heart.

Thank iris961
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 3 September 2017

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 31 August 2017

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

1  Thank VoyagerAimerSourire
Reviewed 26 August 2017

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

Thank 543angie
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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