San Marco Museum
The San Marco Museum is located in Piazza San Marco. You can reach it from the Duomo (cathedral) by taking via de' Martelli and then directly Via Cavour which is located in its extension until you reach piazza San Marco.
Address: 1 Piazza San Marco
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:15 am to 1:50 pm. Closed on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month and on the Monday following the 2nd and 4th Sundays ....
Price: 8 € per person
Chiostro di Sant’ Antonio – cloister of Saint Antoine.
Under its arcades are frescoes by Guido di Pietro, called Fra Giovanni in religion, but better known as Fra Angelico.
Among these frescoes, Saint Dominic adoring the Cross.
The rooms of the museum overlooking the cloister house paintings of churches and palaces in Florence, including the Madonna dei Lini and the altarpiece of San Marco by Fra Angelico.
The room of Fra Bartolomeo, in addition to some of his works, houses the disturbing and fascinating portrait of Savonarola in which he could put all the fanaticism of the character.
It was used as a dining room for visiting guests and Domenico Ghirlandaio decorated it with a Holy Supper. The cat, the incarnation of evil at the time, is at the feet of Judas.
At the top of the staircase, the Annunciation by Fra Angelico is one of the most famous works of the Florentine Renaissance.
Each cell is decorated with a small fresco by Fra Angelico and his assistants and was intended for the meditation of its occupant.
In the double cell, where Cosimo de' Medici used to retire, the fresco of the Adoration of the Magi is largely due to Benozzo Gozzoli, who later decorated the chapel of the Medici-Riccardi Palace.
Built by Michelozzo and enriched by the Medici, it was the first one opened to the public.