Since 1981 some of the restored rooms of the former Vallombrosan convent of S. Salvi are the seat of the Museum of the Cenacolo of Andrea del Sarto, named after the famous fresco painted by this artist (1486-1530) on one of the walls of the refectory.
The Cenacolo di San Salvi (5.25 x 8.71 m) was completed between 1526 and 1527 and spared by miracle during the Siege of Florence of 1530.
It represents a particularly fine period of the art of Andrea del Sarto, that has left in this location other masterpieces of his work. The fresco is placed under a large arch containing painted medallions representing the Trinity and the four saints protectors of the Vallombrosan order.
This is not the only work of art preserved in the museum, which displays in a vast gallery in front of the "Lavabo Room", important works by 16th century artists, like Giorgio Vasari, Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio, Pontormo and Raffaellino del Garbo.
The museum also exhibits some fragments of the funeral monument dedicated to S.Giovanni Gualberto, sculptured for Convent of Passignano by Benedetto da Rovezzano between 1507 and 1513.
Ph: +39 055 2388603
Sundays - 8:15 am-1:50 pm; the ticket office closes 30 minutes before the museum closing time
Weekdays - 8:15 am-1:50 pm; the ticket office closes 30 minutes before the museum closing time
Closed on Monday, and on 25th December, 1st January, 1st May