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Church of Santa Felicita

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Address: Piazza di Santa Felicita 3 | Oltrarno, 50125, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 213018
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The small church of Santa Felicita was used by the Medici family dukes and...

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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Pontormo frescoe is worth the stop, beautifu little church, quiet, peaceful.

This small church could be easily missed, even though it is just off Ponte Vecchio. Please take time to go inside and put a Euro in the machine and hear about the Deposition Of... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2015
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Thompson's Station, Tennessee
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Thompson's Station, Tennessee
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

This small church could be easily missed, even though it is just off Ponte Vecchio. Please take time to go inside and put a Euro in the machine and hear about the Deposition Of Christ fresco by Jacopo Pontormo. It is very unusual. This church is dark, cool and peaceful, I was very happy to retreat into the interior on... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

I felt a feeling of peacefulness and there were not many people to spoil my visit. It was beautiful. I loved being able to spend time with my thoughts here.

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milton keynes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This lovely little church is well worth a visit, it was incredibly peaceful, it almost felt like we were meditating in there when we sat down for a few mins. For some reason I got tearful in there and I don't know why, as soon as we left I was fine. Strange but lovely!

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

The most amazing Pontormo! It will take your breath away! It's an small and intimate chuch but with so much history!

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Birmingham,AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

If you are an admirer of Mannerist painting and of Pontormo's work, this small and often forgotten church in Florence is the home of his most famous work: Deposition . It is in the chapel on the right as you enter the church. If you are lucky it might be lighted. It has a light that you can activate with... More 

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Indiana
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

A charming little church just near the Ponte Vecchio. It has a lovely Pontormo painting, the Deposition. Don't miss it.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

located not too far from Ponte Vecchio this church is worth a visit, as other reviewers have said the paintings are beautiful and this is a quiet spot away from the crowds

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

This place is less than 2 min from the pote vecchio (on the side of the palazzo pitti) and directly below the corridoio vasariano, liking the palazzo pitti and the uffizii. From the corridoio, the medici could attend the mess in this church (without beeing seen from below). What makes it special is the chapel to the right of the... More 

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Spending a day in Florence from Rome by train, in late afternoon we crossed The Ponte Vecchio and by then did not have sufficient time to give due attention to the Pitti Palace. Walking on from the bridge we came to Santa Felicita which was unknown to us and decided to go in, drawn by the outside information relating to... More 

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

It's easy to feel overwhelmed with the sheer number of gorgeous churches and spectacular artwork everywhere you turn in Florence, and I could understand the temptation to just walk by this one on your way to somewhere else, but I highly recommend you pause and step inside for a few moments. The church itself is beautiful, but the real reason... More 

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