The Brancacci Chapel, my private tour
There are many family chapels in the churches of Florence, but none of them can be considered "school of the world" as the Brancacci chapel . If you want to be just a few centimeters away from the “books” on which all the greatest artists of the Renaissance have studied you can not skip to visit the Brancacci Chapel.
If you are looking for one of the symbol of the Renaissance painting your place is the Brancacci Chapel.
The frescoes decorating the 3 walls will leave you gaping. Stories from the life of Saint Peter realized in the first 2 decades of the 1400 and then again in the 80' of the 1400 .
Masaccio is considered one of the father of the Renaissance !
Born in 1401 died in 1428 . Dead at 27.
At the moment his first know work dates back to 1422 (not present here in the Chapel), that means that he had a very short career, only 6 years ...about 2000 days !!
But during this 2000 days Masaccio succeeded in changing the way of understanding paintings.
The volume, the depth, the weight of the bodies, in one word , reality entered by force in Western painting.
If you know “The Scream” by Edvard Munch 1893, you would love to see the first “silent scream” of the Western painting on the face of Masaccio's Eva 1426
I can only imagine what Masaccio would have been able to do if he had lived longer !
The "school of the world"
The Brancacci Chapel was considered for many centuries one of the schools of the world.
Dozens of artists in 1400,1500,1600 etc have “stood in line” to get in and copy the frescoes, including Michelangelo.
Try to find an opening during your stay in Florence to see the frescoes that drove even Michalengelo so crazy.
The length for this private tour of the Brancacci chapel is 30 minutes.
Tour rates in euro, per group:
1 person=40,00 ; 2 people=52,00 ; 3 people=57,00 ; 4 people=62,00 ; 5 people=67,00 ; 6 people=72,00 ; 7 people=77,00
(admission fees not included)
Do we need to buy a ticket to enter the Brancacci Chapel?
Yes you do.
Do we need to reserve the entrance to the Brancacci Chapel in advance?
Yes you do. I can reserve if we still find availability.
Why this tour is so short?
Visitors are allowed to stay in the Chapel not longer than 30 minutes but since my tours are private (very few people for each tour) we can try to convince the Chapel attendant to let us stay longer :)
Can we mix this tour with other tours?
Yes you do. You could add this tour to the Open-Air Walking Tour.
Can we book only this 30 minutes tour with you?
It would be great if you book also another tour, the perfect marriage of this tour is with the Walking Tour
Do we need to dress appropriately for a Chapel?
Yes you do, legs up to the knee and shoulders must be covered. The Brancacci Chapel is located in the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine.