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 The Cenacolo of Santa Apollonia 

Address: Via XXVII Aprile, 1
The first Renaissance refectory in Florence is that of the Benedictine nuns of Sant'Apollonia, created at the finest moments of the convent in about 1445.
The end wall of the refectory (measuring 9.75 x 9.10 metres) was then covered with frescoes, but it was not known for a long time because of the nun's strict clausura. The suppression of the convent in 1860 revealed the Last Supper (the upper part had been whitewashed), which was initially attributed to Paolo Uccello then to the real author Andrea del Castagno (1421-1457).
Above the Last Supper are represented the Resurrection, the Crucifixion and Entombment of Christ. At the time of restoration in 1952 the three scenes were removed to be preserved at the same time recovering their splendid sinopiates.

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