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if you have time for one museum in florence, come here.

off the beaten track, it is a quiet sanctuary away from the pounding corridors of the uffizzi, the palazzo vecchio, or the duomo. i’ve already mentioned the piazza san marco – on the edge of the city centre, where you catch the bus from to go to fiesole, which houses an old monastery turned museum in large part decorated by san marco, a monk who came down from fiesole. well, brace yourselves, because i’m about to let you peak inside.

As always, we start with a cloister.

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but the frescoes on this one make it especially serene and beautiful.

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loving those primary colours

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creepy crucifix

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 great use of gold leaf.

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its even interactive in case you want to find out even more about the pieces!

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and now, the pièce de résistance: the first floor.

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in each room is a fresco, some, like the one below, more modernist than others.

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(note the flying head)

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check for their quite specific opening times.

more detes here:

http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/en/musei/?m=sanmarco

 

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