Chiesa di Santa Felicita - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 43° 46.016 E 011° 15.144
32T E 681291 N 4848452
Quick Description: Santa Felicita (Church of St Felicity) is a church in Florence, Italy, probably the oldest in the city after San Lorenzo.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 3/2/2014 10:52:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMK90K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
"The ancient romanesque church, of Early Christian origin, is dedicated to the Roman martyr St. Felicity. The Vasari corridor runs above the portico outside the façade, connecting the Palazzo Vecchio with the Pitti Palace: by means of a special grating at the back of the church, members of the Grand Ducal court were ableto assist at Mass. Inside, the nave and transept were restructured in the 18th century by the architect Ferdinando Ruggieri and are filled with works of art. In the Capponi Chapel (to the right of the entrance), built for the Barbadori family by Brunelleschi, there are masterpieces by Pontormo, the great exponent of early Florentine Mannerism. The 14th century Chapter Room and the 15th century sacristy should also be visited."

From the Historical marker
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1300

Diocese: Firenze

Florence, Italy

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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