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.
Encompassing the Biblioteca Laurenziana and the Cappelle Medicee, this basilica is a testimony to the political power and patronage of
the Medici family. Its origins date back to 393 when St. Ambrose consecrated it in memory of the martyrdom ...
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 ...
Built on the site of an Etruscan settlement, Florence, the symbol of the Renaissance, rose to economic and cultural pre
eminence under the Medici in the 15th and 16th centuries. Its 600 years of extraordinary artistic activity can be ...
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