Auditorium di Sant’Apollonia

Sant’Apollonia was a former Benedictine convent, founded in 1339, with some of the remaining structures demarcated on three sides by via Ventisette Aprile, via Santa Reparata, and Via San Gallo, located about a block west of Piazza San Marco, just north of the city center of Florence. The structures of the convent, suppressed since the 19th-century, are now put to different uses. The small church building is still present on the corner of Via Ventisette Aprile and San Gallo. The best known component is the former refectory or dining hall of the convent, the Cenacolo of Sant’Apollonia now part of the Museums of the Comune of Florence, with entrance through a nondescript door near the corner of Via Ventisette Aprile and Reparata. The refectory harbors the well-conserved fresco, The Last Supper, by the Italian Renaissance artist Andrea del Castagno.

Auditorium di Sant'Apollonia