The end wall of the Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia (9.75 x 9.10 m) was decorated with frescoes, although these were never discovered due to the nuns' strict enclosure.
The suppression of the convent in 1860 revealed the existence of only one fresco representing the Last Supper (the upper section had been whitewashed), which was initially attributed to Paolo Uccello and then to the real author Andrea del Castagno (1421-1457), who worked on it after his return from Venice in 1444.
Other three frescoes were discovered above this one, representing respectively the "Resurrection", "Crucifixion and Entombment of Christ". At the time of the restoration in 1952, the three frescoes were removed to be preserved, thus allowing the recovery of the splendid sinopites.
Where: Via XXVII Aprile 1 - Florence
Ph: +39 055 2388607
Sundays - 8:15 am-1:50 pm; open on the second and fourth Sunday of every month; the ticket office closes 30 minutes before the museum closing time.
Weekdays - 8:15 am-1:50 pm; open on the first, third and fifth Monday of every month; the ticket office closes 30 minutes before the museum closing time.
Closed: closed on the second and fourth Monday of the month; closed on the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. December 25, January 1, May 1.