Frescos in Florence???

Apr 12th, 2003, 11:54 AM
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Frescos in Florence???

I will be in Florence for 4 days in Sept.
this will be my 4th visit there,and I would like to devote at least one full day some of the more interesting frescos, in Florence, so far I have:
Capella Brancacci-in S.M. della Carmine, and the Frisa cells painted by Fra Lippi(can anyone tell me how to find this place,is it a churc??).
Any other suggestions would be helpful
Much thanks,
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Apr 12th, 2003, 07:57 PM
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San Marco, all the Fra Angelico fresco work in the cells: Giotto in Santa Croce are two spots to see.
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Apr 13th, 2003, 08:36 AM
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If it is great frescos you want go to Padova, a 30 minute train ride from Venice. The best frescos done by Giotto are in the Scrvegni Chapel ther. The chapel was closed for a year and a half for restoration and just reopened at the end of March. Reservations should be made in advance as only a limited number are allowed in at a time to help preserve them. website is
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Apr 13th, 2003, 01:27 PM
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fluffy - definitely don't miss the frescoes in the Brancacci chapel. It's a bit out of the way but very worth while.

The San Marco church/cloister is near the Duomo and Accademia and should be marked on any map of Florence.

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Apr 13th, 2003, 02:54 PM
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My Florence fresco favorites:
Cappella Brancacci in Santa Maria del Carmine
Fra Beato Angelico in monks cells, in San Marco
Pontormo's Depostion and Annuciation in first chapel in Santa Felicita
Gozzoli's Journey of the Magi in a chapel in Palazzo Medici-Riccardi
There are so many's hard to choose.
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Apr 13th, 2003, 02:57 PM
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Santa Maria Del Carmine is in the Oltrarno (area across river)
San Marco is near the Accademia
Santa Felicita is just over the Ponte Vecchio in the Oltrarno
Palazzo Medici-Riccardi is across from San Lorenzo near the Central Market
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Apr 13th, 2003, 03:54 PM
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Thanks everyone for all the helpful info. espically the locations.
I will be going to Venice also( I am planning my wedding for next year)so Padova looks like a must-thanks for the web site.
Much thanks
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