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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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Piazza di Santa Felicita 3 | Oltrarno, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 213018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this church. The Vasari corridor partially obscured the front of the church. The Medici family attended mass without the general public being able to see them. Contains some impressive artwork. Well worth a visit. No charge.it was very quiet and rather peaceful....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

Santa Felicita contains some fine artworks, plus the special Medici balcony where the Vasari corridor cuts across the face of the church. This balcony enabled the Medici family to attend mass while walking between Palazzo Pitti and the Uffizi, without having to mingle with commoners....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

This is a church I have wanted to see for many years and have never been there when it was open. It took two attempts on this trip to get in. This church is the oldest church on the Oltrarno. You might miss it as...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed March 29, 2018

It is a lovely little church even though it's not a very important church to see. Otherwise I would say there are five or ten other churches that are more interesting in Florence. You can see a video of this church in my film: Florence:...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank David S
Reviewed January 1, 2018

Chiesa di Santa Felicita is a beautiful but not spectacular church situated at Piazza di Santa Felicita. We were not aware of the Medici balcony and as a consequence missed to see it. We will go back to the church the next time in Florence.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Church of Santa Felicita is a lovely building with some beautiful paintings and sculptures. Interesting architecture. Worth a look if you are in the area, especially if you are on your way to Pitti Palace.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed July 24, 2017

quiet church but don't miss the Medici balcony at the rear of the church which the family were able to access via the Vasari corridor in order to hear mass in this quite unassuming church.

Date of experience: July 2017
Reviewed March 17, 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....More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank arpc29
Reviewed March 13, 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...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed January 29, 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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Anne F
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Pitti is a neighborhood characterized by art and
history. Renaissance architecture such as Pitti
Palace, which houses five museums alone, introduces
visitors to the green lungs of spectacular Boboli
Gardens. Any visitor can wander through statues,
fountains, and panoramic viewpoints. Around the
garden, treasures like the Museum of Natural History
of the Specola and Villa Bardini guide guests through
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