Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence

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A side door at the Santa Maria del Carmine takes you into Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, filled with frescoes by some of Italy's most revolutionary Renaissance artists, and known as “the Sistine Chapel of the Early Renaissance.” Masolina da Panicale's works, including “Expulsion from the Garden of Eden” at the front left, are particularly notable for their emotional realism, which was unparalleled at the time. Michelangelo studied here as a youth, many years before his work on the Sistine Chapel. Pick up the guidebook for information about the biblical stories unfolding in the frescoes. Make Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine part of your personalized Florence itinerary using our Florence itinerary planner.
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  • A wonderful opportunity to see truly stunning frescoes. The fact that it is located in a quiet part of the city is a plus! 
  • The Brancacci Chapel is an offshoot of the Church of Carmine, Métro Oltrarno, and offers the opportunity to evaluate and use a summa of excellent artists; In fact, during the time worked there Masolino da Panicale, Masaccio and Filippino LIppi pupil. Interesting to compare versions, facing each other of master and pupil of expulsion from paradise; evident the skill of the master, whose version however lacks the pathos of that of Masaccio that is equal if not greater than that expressed by Munch in his famous "scream". Summing up one of the masterpieces of the Renaissance, a treasure trove of beauty in its purest state. Admission is limited to preserve the frescoes.
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  • It is housed in the Church of Santa Maria del carmine. Masterpiece not to be missed. Recommend the purchase of audio guide that thoroughly explains all individual frescoes.
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  • The Brancacci Chapel is one of the most important milestones in the development of art during the Renaissance and should not be missed.
  • Cappella Brancacci: tickets and videoguide (tablet) for 10 euros: beautiful, exhaustive and not at all heavy. The cycle is magnificent and you can take all the time you need to understand it and photograph details (no flash). Sunday open at 13:00!
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  • Precious treasure and only kept in this small chapel in the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine, the Brancacci Chapel preserves a cycle of frescoes by Masolino and Masaccio, completed by Filippino Lippi, frescoes of exceptional brightness and vivacity. Popular with everyone and filmed by many texts, both religious and not, are "the temptation of Adam and Eve" by Masolino and "the expulsion of Adam and Eve from earthly Paradisto" by Masaccio.
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  • A very friendly place. There is no tourist and you really feel in Italy.
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  • Well worth a visit. The frescoes are stunning. Council autoguiding.
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