The cenacles

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In Firenze there is a singular path to visit little known but of great cultural interest: the Cenacoli, rich in frescoes and monumental tables with the theme of the Last Supper.

The works are in the place for which they were designed and commissioned between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries.

An itinerary that begins with Taddeo Gaddi in Santa Croce in 1340 and continues with the Orcagna, Andrea del Castagno, Ghirlandaio, Perugino, Franciabigio up to the late sixteenth century by Andrea del Sarto and Alessandro Allori, who will close the path with the cenacolo del Carmine (1582).

Points of interest

Cenacolo di San Salvi

In the refectory of the ancient abbey in Vallombrosa, a Florence suburb, Andrea del Sarto painted the Last Supper fresco , his most astonishing work, one the most beautiful universe painting, started in 1519 and completed in 1527.

Cenacolo della Calza

The monastery where Franciabigio painted an entire wall with fresco of the Last Supper (1514), it was called San Giovanni alla Porta di San Pier Gattolino, todays name originate from the hood wore by the Ingesuati monks.

Cenacolo di Foligno

In the refectory of the Franciscan ex-monastery of S.Onofrio, the last Supper fresco by Pietro Perugino also called “il Fuligno” (1495) characterized by a bright Umbrian background.

Cenacolo di San Marco

The fresco by Domenico Ghirlandaio representing the Last Supper (1482) decorates the refectory of the small Dominican monastery of San Marco.

Cenacolo di Ognissanti

In the great refectory of the Ognissanti monastery is represented the Last Supper by Domenico Ghirlandaio, on the fresco the Sinopia (original drawing) is still visible.

Cenacolo di S. Croce

The Last Supper by Taddeo Gaddi (1340), the fresco Albero della Croce and other scenes are just above it. It was first attributed to Giotto, it is one of the first great representation of the Last Supper in Florence.

Cenacolo di Santo Spirito

A fragment of the Last Supper (under the Crucifixion scene) by Andrea Orcagna (1370), fresco.

Cenacolo di Santa Apollonia

The Last Supper (1450) overhung by the Crucifixion, Burial and Resurrection, a beautiful fresco by Andrea del Castagno.

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