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You have to pay to enter and there is a sign saying no photography. There was a very strange modern art installation which had a woman's voice talking about various things, some of them sexual which seemed a bit amiss for the setting. Nice stuccowork...More
A small 16th century chapel of st Lawrence shows scenes of the lives of st lawrence and st fransis in really beautiful stuccowork. So it looks like marble but it isn’t. Very creative and a great site.
It’s such a pity to have some ridiculous...More
The Palermo oratories really should all be seen if your visit allows the time. They are all different, but the Serpottas were masters of their trade and somehow the strictly religious becomes humanist and real. Of course they tell stories - get hold of a...More
This is a required visit for anyone coming to Palermo. It's an absolutely spectacular example of stucco work. It's small, but there is a lot to look at. The docent that was there when we visited was very helpful in explaining things -- necessary because...More
If you have negative associations with cherubs and baroque and over decoration, you have got to see this place. This has all those in such abundance and extravagance that it just bowls you over. Thank goodness it's all in white. This is the only place...More
In 1969 Caravaggio's the Nativity painting was stolen from this small church's altar. Never found. A few years ago a digital version was hung. It is said to be as close to the original as possible. A must see.
Looking for one of the top sites to see after our horse and carriage ride and a coffee used trip advisor and maps to find.
Wow. This was stunning and we were near enough the only tourists in there even with the msc meraviglia in...More