The foundations of one of the city's oldest churches date back to the 4th century, when Christianity was in its infancy. ... More
Chiesa di Santa Felicita
The foundations of one of the city's oldest churches date back to the 4th century, when Christianity was in its infancy. Named after Roman martyr St. Felicita, the church gradually took shape during the Romanesque period. In the first half of the 18th century Ferdinando Ruggieri made changes to the building, one of which was the inclusion in the structure of the Vasari Corridor that connected the Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti. During the reign of Medici successors the Lorraine family, the church was used as a court chapel. Designed by Brunelleschi for the Barbadori family, little of the original structure of the chapel (later known as the Capponi Chapel) remains due to renovation work carried out during the 18th century. It does, however, contain two sixteenth-century masterpieces:the Deposition and the Annunciation by Jacopo Carrucci (also known as Pontormo) that were commissioned by Ludovico Capponi.
The Basilica di Santa Maria Novella church was built in 1278 by architects Fra Sisto and Fra Ristoro, who were
part of the Dominican order. The work was carried on by Fra Jacopo Talenti and Fra Giovanni da Campi ...
The Loggia is also known as the Loggia di San Matteo is to be found on the corner of Piazza
San Marco, just before the turning off to via Ricasoli. The portico was part of the hospital dedicated to ...
Among the many cultural events in Florence is the annual Heidelberger Weihnachtsmarkt, or Heidelberg Christmas Market, which takes place in
piazza Santa Croce. Vendors come primarily from Heidelberg, Germany as well as other European countries such as France, The ...
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