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Basilica di Santa Maria del Carmine

Outstanding Renaissance frescoes

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This 13th century church was ravaged by fire in the 18th century. Miraculously, the frescoes by Masaccio, Masolino da Panicale and Filippino Lippi in the Cappella Brancacci survived.

The frescoes, started by Masolino in 1425, and later taken over by his pupil, Masaccio, are now considered to be among the first masterworks of the Italian Renaissance, breaking from the Gothic style. The works include The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, The Tribute Money and Resurrection of the Son of Theophilus. Masaccio died while in Rome at the untimely age of 28. The cycle was finished by Filippino Lippi roughly 60 years later.

Due to the limited number of people allowed in the chapel at any one time, advanced booking to get in on a compulsory guided tour is required.


At A Glance

Price:
$
Hours:
Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

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