Brancacci Chapel, Church of Santa Maria del Carmine
Location: Florence , Piazza del Carmine, 14
Hours: Open Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00AM-5:00PM; Sunday from 1:00PM-5:00PM; closed all day on Tuesday.
Nearest Landmark: Oltrarno
Description: The Brancacci Chapel, one of the Renaissance's greatest marvels, should not be omitted from your list of priorities. The chapel was restored in the late 1980's so that Masaccio and Masolino's masterful fresco cycle of The Life of Saint Peter, dated to 1425, can be admired in its original bright colors. The visit to the chapel is preceded by an interesting DVD in English that introduces the chapel's theme and artistic innovations. Advance reservations required; call 055-2768224.