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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  • Inside the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine is located this Chapel. Let me start by saying that we could visit the church because at 13 closes and were the 13:10 the chapel was open. There are frescoes by Masaccio, Masolino and Lippi, all very interesting and beautiful, a little gem that is worth seeing
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  • My wife and I went to Santa Maria del Carmine in a quiet section of the Oltrarno for the specific purpose of seeing the frescoes painted by Masolino da Panicale, Masaccio, and Filippino Lippi in the B...  more »
  • Wonderful frescoes, some of the best in Italy, an exquisite example of early Renaissance art. Be warned. To preserve the frescoes only 30 people are admitted at a time, and for a maximum of 30 minutes...  more »
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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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