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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  • The Chapel is inside the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine, a departure from the traditional tourist routes, but the visit is worth it for the beautiful frescoes. Recommend reservations are recommended.
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  • The Chapel is located in oltrarno. Far from the usual tourist routes. The frescoes are of fine workmanship, I highly recommend a visit.
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  • Inside the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine; access to the Chapel is in part payment of a ticket a bit expensive 6 euros, but well worth it. The cycle of frescoes commissioned in 1423 by the wealthy merchant Brancacci, had a troubled existence at least. Started by Masolino and Masaccio perhaps lovers and completed by Filippino Lippi, with a great artistic and stylistic coherence to the point that it is difficult to understand precisely the intervention of individual teachers. The stories of Saint Peter and the famous Adam and eve before "tempted", then "chased" with great expressiveness and the glitz of a nude who at one point was censored, and then restored. Survived changes of ownership, important structural changes in the Church that hosts and even torched by a disastrous fire, the Brancacci Chapel, later a great restoration in the years ' 90 of the twentieth century, has returned to its former glory. No more underwear to Adam and Eve, but their beautiful naturalness, from Ecstasy to drama.
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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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