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Incredibly beautiful chapel

Anyone who has watched Sicily Unpacked with Andrew Graham-Dickson and Giorgio Locatelli will be... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Steve F
The Leopard Oratorio

This is the oratorio where Giuseppe di Lampedusa slipped around to in between chapters, so to... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
jane s
sanctuary cove
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Anyone who has watched Sicily Unpacked with Andrew Graham-Dickson and Giorgio Locatelli will be familiar with this. Either way, if you love beautiful chapels, put this on your must-do list for a visit to Palermo. The white stucco sculptures are just wonderful. My wife and...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This is the oratorio where Giuseppe di Lampedusa slipped around to in between chapters, so to speak. It wriggles with white figures, and has some of the most famous Serpottas in it plus the Battle of Lepanto. There are the expected cherubs and the 'virtues',...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Even the teenagers were blown away by this one - but they have a bit of interest in history. Simply stunning. Don’t miss it

Thank Oonagh R
Reviewed 31 May 2018

It is a little off the beaten track but worth the effort. The room is filled with stucco putti and the stations of the cross.

Thank mrscoml
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

It's tricky to find so use Google maps and trip advisor but it's stunning. Costs 4 euros or another 2 to go to oratorio a few minutes walk. It's a gem!

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 25 January 2018

A small place with exquisite stucco work around the four walls including surrounding the windows. We found the audio guide helpful.

Thank Moses H
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I saw this on a BBC documentary in 2012. I just had to go and visit. It's beautiful - mind blowing - spectacular.

Thank PaolinoGB
Reviewed 13 January 2018

It odd for me to be impressed by religious art but this place did it for me. Something about the interior of the place, the courtyard, the stairs to the first floor, the superb 3D nature of the main room ornament, and finally the paintings...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

If there is only one sacred site you visit in Palermo, make it this one! It is astounding. We have traveled the world visiting sacred sites and this will rank in the top 10 from dozens of countries. Look at the pictures. They do not...More

Thank stephrab
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Amazing and thrilling decorations in stucco make this oratorio a great site. The walls are covered with brilliant narratives and commemorative scullptures. The patterned marble floor is killer! This chapel is the most breathtaking site in Palermo eclipsing even the Pallazzo dei Normandi. GO SEE...More

Thank M D
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