The Brancacci Chapel (Cappella Brancacci) is located in the Florentine Church of Santa Maria del Carmine and its famous, recently restored frescoes are one of the higher expressions of the early Italian Renaissance painting.
The Brancacci Chapel is exactly situated in the south transept of the imposing Basilica of Santa Maria del Carmine which dominates the same name square located in the Florentine quarter of Oltrarno.
The Church of Carmine was built in 1268 by some Carmelite friars from Pisa and, like the Basilica of San Lorenzo, has an unfinished facade.
The chapel is famous throughout the world because it houses the valuable cycle of frescoes with the Stories of St. Peter.
The frescoes were made between 1424 and 1428 by the Italian painters Masolino da Panicale and the young Masaccio, his pupil.
However, they remained unfinished due to the premature death of Masaccio, which took place in 1428, and were then completed between 1481 and 1483 by Filippino Lippi.
For a more detailed description of chapel and frescoes, you can download for free this pdf brochure from the official website.
Address and map
Brancacci Chapel - Piazza del Carmine, 14 - 50124 Florence, Italy
|Telephone:||+39 055 276 8224|
|Telephone:||+39 055 261 6788 (for the schools)|
From Monday to Saturday, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Sunday, from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm
The ticket office closes 45 minutes before the closing of the chapel
Weekly closing: Tuesday
Other closing days: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, July 16th, August 15th, and Christmas Day
Price of tickets
These are the 2019 prices of the various types of entrance tickets to the Brancacci Chapel:
|Full ticket:||€ 8,00|
|Reduced ticket:||€ 6,00|
|Guided visits and activities:||€ 5,00|
|€ 2,50 (residents of Florence metropolitan area)|
Free admission: under the age of 18; disabled visitors and their companions; owners of the Firenze Card.
It is possible to book online the skip the line tickets on:
Official Box Office of the Florentine Civic Museums
Booking fee: € 1,00 per ticket
NB – The guided tours also include the entrance tickets to the chapel.
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