San Marco Museum
In 1482, Domenico Ghirlandaio painted a Last Supper (almost identical to the Ognissanti Last Supper) for the refectory of the Dominican monks of San Marco.
One of the main differences between his two Last Suppers (this is a bit like a spot the difference game!) is the presence of a cat in the San Marco Last Supper. The cat was a symbol of infidelity and evil, in reference to Judas, who betrays Jesus, sitting in the foreground.
The refectory is now the gift shop of the Museum of San Marco, which is a treasure in itself because of the unique frescoes by the master Fra Angelico. It is well worth a wander through the museum, especially the first floor, where the Renaissance monks' sleeping quarters were, to admire Fra Angelico's beautiful work. The refectory/gift shop where the Last Supper is frescoed can be seen on the way out of the museum.
Piazza di San Marco, 1
50121 Firenze, Italy
Admission 4 Euros
Saturday, Sunday: 8:15am-4:50pm
Closed the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday and the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, New Year's Day, May 1, Christmas Day
Note: this is a state museum, so if you have the Florence Museum Card, the cost of this museum is included in your card.