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San Felice in Piazza, Florence

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The Chiesa di San Felice is a Roman Catholic church in Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy. It is located on the south bank of the River Arno, just west of the Pitti Palace. It is predominantly Gothic, but has a Renaissance façade by Michelozzo, added in 1457. Over the high altar is a large Crucifix attributed to Giotto or his school.A church at the site was built about the 10th-century outside one of the gates of early walls of Florence. It first belonged to the Monastery of San Silvestro of Nonantola, and in 1413 it was transferred to the Camaldolese Order. In 1552, it became property of the Dominican nuns of San Pietro Martire. The church provided a sanctuary to women fleeing from abusive husbands.The interior had a Madonna with Child and Saints by Ridolfo Ghirlandaio. Another chapel has a fresco by Giovanni da San Giovanni, depicting San Felice reviving St Massimo; the angels gathering the grapes in the painting are by Baldassare Franceschini. It had a triptych by Neri di Bicci, depicting St Augustin and St John Baptist, and St Julian and King St Sigismond. Another chapel had a Madonna and Child with St Hyacinth, by Jacopo da Empoli. The church has a Last Supper by Matteo Rosselli.
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  • Church San Felice, gives it great importance, as well as historical, rich in artistic works.
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  • Pilotti Palace go to the Church of Santo Spirito, street immediately in front of the Church of Saint Felice.         From the front of the Palace Square "Piazza del Santo, Felice" seems too.  Located right in front of the Palace Pilotti, so it seems, I wasn't sure what. While you did not.
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  • A lovely small church quite near to Palazzo Pitti. Its a nice church but not one of the must see churches in Florence so feel free to miss it out if you are short on time. It does have a lovely bell t...  more »