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Cenacola Andrea del Sarto

My DH and I have visited Florence numerous times, so before our September 2017 trip I did some research to unearth some gems in the city that we had not previously enjoyed. The Museum of the Cenacola of Andrea del Sarto turned out to be one of those worth seeking out. The work is beautifully preserved, the colors still rich and gorgeous, and of course masterfully executed. It's also free to enter and very uncrowded! I have seen pictures of da Vinci's last Supper, but have not seen it in person. I would imagine that most would consider this master work by del Sarto to be of comparable quality. I certainly thought it was very much worth my while to seek out and highly recommend it!

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Did you go to the more famous art galleries like the Uffizi? How did this one compare? I also enjoyed the San Marco Museum, more for the intrigue and history than the art, though.

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The museum is very small and outside the tourist zone, and as such not comparable to the Uffizi, other than my opinion that the cenacola is as important and as worthwhile as any singular work in the Uffizi. As we had already visited almost all of the major museums in Florence during prior trips, we were ready to go farther aflield. I very much appreciate del Sarto's work, so it was an easy call for me. Plus I enjoy the adventure of figuring out the bus system to get there (6b from the SMN if you are interested). San Marco is one of the few major museums of Florence I've not visited. I'm sure we will be back there on a future trip, however!