Cenacolo di Sant’Apollonia

Cenacolo di Sant’Apollonia information

Location
Florence , Italy
Address
Via XXVII Aprile 1
Telephone
+390 55 238 86 07
Opening hours
8.15am-1.50pm Tue-Sat, 1st, 3rd & 5th Mon, 2nd & 4th Sun
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Once part of a sprawling Benedictine monastery, this cenacolo harbours arguably the city’s most remarkable Last Supper scene. Painted by Andrea del Castagno in the 1440s, it is one of the first works of its kind to effectively apply Renaissance perspective. It possesses a haunting power with its vivid colours – especially the almost abstract squares of marble painted above the apostles’ heads – as well as the dark, menacing figure of Judas.