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Church of Santa Felicita

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Address: Piazza di Santa Felicita 3 | Oltrarno, 50125, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 055 213018
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

The small church of Santa Felicita was used by the Medici family dukes and...

The small church of Santa Felicita was used by the Medici family dukes and holds the Mannerist artist Pontormo's masterpiece, "The Deposition." The unusual colors, exaggerated poses and expressive portraits are an unforgettable theatrical scene..

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Lovely church hidden away in the middle of it all

We visited this church after we were able to see the Medici balcony on our tour of the Vasari corridor. The visit was free but closed about 15 minutes after our arrival, perhaps... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Osprey, Florida
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Osprey, Florida
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We visited this church after we were able to see the Medici balcony on our tour of the Vasari corridor. The visit was free but closed about 15 minutes after our arrival, perhaps for lunch.If you are in the area, do drop in to visit. It will be worth it.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Enclosed as it is in a locked chapel, visible only through iron railings, I feel that I have never really been able to experience this important Mannerist work in anything like an enjoyable way. I don't know why it has to be exhibited thus and although seeing paintings in their original church settings is usually such a great delight, I... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a lovely little church on the Oltrarno, but its star attraction is an amazing Pontormo painting that is just to your right as you walk in. Don't miss it! The hours are sketchy, and the church is usually closed on weekends, but make a point to visit.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We attended Sunday Mass here and it gave the visit a different context than what we usually feel when we visit churches. This is a living church with 400 years of worship history. Very beautiful and vibrant chapels and paintings.

Thank McRenn8
Enford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

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 looking at.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

The Church of Santa Felicita is a lovely old (400 years) church. Located at the Piazza Santa Felicita, it is a peaceful sanctuary that is home to some lovely frescoes and paintings. Nice!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

The original church dates from around 400 making it the second oldest religious site in Florence. Another version was constructed in the 11th C. but what you see today largely dates from 1739 and is located on the Piazza Santa Felicita just across the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy. In front of the church stands a rebuilt 15th C. Column... More 

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Do visit this church to see gorgeous frescoes by Pontormo! The frescoes are in a chapel to the right as one enters the church. Don't miss this church near the Ponte Vecchio. Do take a Euro coin to insert into a machine nearby to illuminate the frescoes and hear a commentary in one of several languages. Note the hours for... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

This church is worth the visit just to see the painting but has many other qualities too. Beware of the opening hours.

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San Gwann, Malta
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

An interesting church with the corridoio vasariano passing through its facade and with a window to this church for the Medici to hear mass without being seen. Visiting is free although the opening times could be a bit tricky. The church has a beautiful Sacristy and a chapel by Brunelleschi, with frescoes by Pontormo and a nice painting by Gaddi.... More 

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