NileGuide Expert Says:
A great masterpiece is located to the right as you walk in the door.
Piazza Santa Felicita, 3
50125 Florence, Italy
tel: +39 055 213018
This church is one of the city's oldest churches after San Lorenzo and dates back to the 4th century. It was the archaeological site of the first Christian community in Florence. The first church built at this spot was named after Roman martyr St Felicita, the church gradually took shape during the Romanesque period. A new church was desginged by Ferdinando Ruggieri in the 11th 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. The Vasari Corridor passes through the facade of the church this was where the Medici family would listen to mass without being noticed the other people at ground level.