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Church of Santa Felicita, Florence

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Santa Felicita is a Roman Catholic church in Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy, probably the oldest in the city after San Lorenzo. In the 2nd century, Syrian Greek merchants settled in the area south of the Arno and are thought to have brought Christianity to the region. The first church on the site was probably built in the late 4th century or early 5th century and was dedicated to Saint Felicity of Rome. A new church was built in the 11th century and the current church largely dates from 1736–1739, under design by Ferdinando Ruggieri, who turned it into a one nave edifice. The monastery was suppressed under the Napoleonic occupation of 1808-1810.The Vasari Corridor passes through the façade of this church and on the inside there is large window, covered by a thick gate, where the Grand Dukes of the Medici family used to listen to the mass without being seen by the people staying at ground level.DescriptionIn the piazza in front of the façade, stands the rebuilt 15th-century Column of Santa Felicita. Only the 14th century Chapter House survives from the Romanesque with fragmentary frescoes (1387) by Niccolò di Pietro Gerini (Crucifixion and in the ceiling, roundels with the Redeemer and the Seven Virtues).
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  • Yet another wonderful church in Florence. Part of the fun of our stay was hunting down all these churches - there are so many and they are all different in their own way. This one is well worth lookin...  read more »
  • The Church of Santa Felicità this located in an of the zones more busy of Florence. Very close to the bridge Vecchio. However, few are those who decide to visit the temple. The truth is that its small size and the austerity of its facade does it not especially attractive.
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  • At right from the front door into the Church, the prayer is not. Or rather the Vasari corridor overlooking the saw through the lattice door, window glass. This Act, and the people of the old Medici family is the same, no different? Peeking inside, and it chairs, worship in the Interior of the Church is available as it is. Moreover, from the direction of the Church never chapel on the invisible are? Vasari by the speedy construction work, through the Church, made the corridor, this God also fear the Act is what is allowed? The very donations? 11 last year, the Church of this SDS, the pipe organ concert was held. Participated in the concert did not practiced the Medici Japanese package tourists only have the Japanese realized it is not or.
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  • Great pizzeria there!!
  • Delicious risotto & sea food dish.
  • Very nice treatment, we ate a very rich filet grilled
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