Allegedly the second oldest church in Florence, after San Lorenzo, the Church of Santa Felicita dates back to the 4th century, though the current look of this establishment is the result of centuries of renovation and restoration works, the last and most significant of all being carried out during the first half of the 18th century.

The church clusters a fair share of artistic asset, with works pertaining to Brunelleschi, Niccolo di Pietro Gerini, Taddeo Gaddi, Neri di Bicci, Michele Tosini and Antonio Ciseri, as well as to Pontormo. Thus, the sacristy and the Capponi Chapel are owed to the architectural genius of Brunelleschi, the latter being embellished by the Mannerist masterpieces of Pontormo, two scenes depicting the Entombment of Christ and the Annunciation which, in fact, yield the main highlight of Santa Felicita. The church is in close proximity to the Vasari Corridor which links the Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti, also ticking off in its trajectory the Uffizi Gallery.

Church of Santa Felicita
3 Piazza di Santa Felicita, Florence
Telephone number:
0039 (0)55 213 018