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Oratorio di Santa Cita

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A must see in Palermo. Religious baroc architecture, overwhelming beauty of religious / historical... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2018
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
Top of our list of places to see in Palermo.

Saw this church featured on Sicily Unpacked, and it was top of our list to visit. It would be so... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Cath B
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Via Valverde 3, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

A must see in Palermo. Religious baroc architecture, overwhelming beauty of religious / historical sculptures and baby figures. Take a brocure or a guide to read and know more details about the figures and art, it will for sure make your visit more interesting and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank conrad57
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Saw this church featured on Sicily Unpacked, and it was top of our list to visit. It would be so easy to dismiss this building from the outside, as it is quite plain. But inside it is jaw dropping! Such incredible artistry and the Putti...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Cath B
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This work of art was reviewed by Andrew Graham Dixon as his all-time favourite. A delightful piece of delicate stucco. Good tour and guide and entry includes another local Oratorio. Worth a visit and will be quiet.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank misdabeat65
Reviewed 4 October 2018

A Stunningly creative beautiful body of wirk here at Saint Sita church on a quiet Valverde street off Via Roma. Please go & find this. It is not difficult yo locate & even if it was I would still urge you to go. It is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lainey B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

stucco is well worth the walk - take the guide to talk you through what is on the walls well worth looking (this is also another name on trip advisor)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnnaliseE4
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This chapel is tucked away in a side street and is on a upper level. But it is well worth a visit, just for the wow factor of the stucco work. This is a real gem of a building.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim B
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Giacomo Serpotta’s masterpiece, on which he worked for almost half of his long artistic life, overwhelms the visitor with its beauty and intricacy. Level upon level of white, superbly executed, stucco figures gaze down upon the viewer, who becomes central to this extraordinary work of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StepneyTraveller
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stevewfoster
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank jane s
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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