Basilica di Santa Maria del Carmine


Fire in the 18th century practically destroyed this 13th-century church, but it spared the magnificent frescoes in its chapel – the entrance to Cappella Brancacci is to the right of the main church entrance.

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1. Cappella Brancacci

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Fire in the 18th century practically destroyed 13th-century Basilica di Santa Maria del Carmine, but it spared its magnificent chapel frescoes – a…

2. Fondazione Salvatore Romano


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8. Ponte Santa Trinità

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