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Church of S. Felice

Chiesa di San Felice

The Church of San Felice is mentioned in documents dating to 1066; the present building dates to the 1400s, though there are traces of an earlier Romanesque structure. It was subsequently modified in the 15th and 16th centuries, and restored after a fire in 1926.

Main art works:
The Renaissance façade, attributed to Michelozzo, has a sculpted doorway, two lateral windows, and a central rosette. The windows in the right wall of the church, which flanks Via Mezzetta, are Gothic, while the lateral door and stairs date to the early 18th century. The interior was built in a number of phases. The first half of the church is divided into three aisles with cross-vaults that support the choir built between 1578 and 1590. The columns supporting the vaults are Doric. The second half of the church still displays some of the earlier structure, for example the ceiling trusses restored after the 1926 fire, and the windows that were reopened during the restoration. The church also has frescos spanning the entire period from the early 1400s to the turn of the century.

Where: Piazza S.Felice 5 - Firenze

Opening hours: 8:00-12:00/16:00-18:00

Free entrance

Ph: 055-221706

Web site:

Piazza S. Felice 5, 50125 Florence (FI)
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