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.
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As the city's skyline symbol, the legendary Duomo is famous above all for its dome: Filippo Brunelleschi's Renaissance masterpiece, completed
in 1436, created a double dome shell so that the dome is entirely self supporting. It still stands as ...
Built in the 9th century, this church has a 16th century façade by Sansovino. On the portal there is the
portrait of Tommaso Rangone, a benefactor of the church and the first ordinary man to be portrayed in a ...