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Oratorio di Santa Cita by Serpotta

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Address: Via Valverde, 3, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Exquisite stucco work!

Palermo's treasures are hidden away in scruffy-looking streets and alleys. Don't let that bother you. It could take you a while to locate this oratorio but it's worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Palermo's treasures are hidden away in scruffy-looking streets and alleys. Don't let that bother you. It could take you a while to locate this oratorio but it's worth the trouble. It's probably Serpotta's masterpiece. It's just stunning. I've been there twice over the years, and it seemed even more splendid the second time. The carvings are exquisite. You should also... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I went to see this Oratorio with stuccos by Serpotta after visiting the Oratario of San Lorenzo so I was less impressed than I would have been if I had seen this one first. Neverthless it is really beautiful. It is much bigger than San Lorenzo so it the stuccos are a bit further away so a bit more difficult... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A must see masterpiece in the heart of Palermo. Stunning sculptures from one of the best Sicilian artists of the 18th century. The place is very peaceful, as opposed to the caos of the city centre, turning your visit into an almost spiritual experience. The audio-guide is very informative and takes you through the symbolic meanings of the sculptures, as... More 

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Berkshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

There are several Serpotta oratorios in Palermo. This is one of the best with the battle scene at Lepanto being quite special.The stucco decoration is beautifully executed, being very life like. Look out for his street urchin. There is a good audio guide to explain the oratorio. However here as in another Serpotta oratorio our peace was spoilt by a... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The thought and artistry that went into creating this marvelous ensamble is a fitting tribute to Serpotta, one of the greatest sculptors of his time. Enjoy this unique room which is beautifully described and explained in the excellent audio guide.

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Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

That work of Giacomo Serpotta is a masterpiece in sculpture. Look at all the details of the cherubs' expressive faces and movement. I was really impressed.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Serapotta at his best and a relaxing break from the heat!!! the Putti are almost alive! very good value in a half open town.

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florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

off the beaten path,but the best stucco work you'll ever see anywhere.the design and effort that went into this room is unbeleivable.you could spend several hours examining the amazing detail.if yoy see onesite in palermo,this is it!

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altrincham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Built at the end of XVII century this small gem had been decorated by Giacomo Serpotta with a remarkable plaster work quoted as his best work. Don't miss it!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Like many others, I suspect, we first saw this place being explained to Georgio Locatelli by the art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon, on a recent TV series called "Sicily Unpacked". Georgio walks into the Oratorio, and Andrew says "turn around".... and there it is: a whole wall, floor to ceiling in pure white stucco depicting the Battle of Lepanto (1571: southern... More 

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Address: Via Valverde, 3, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Castellammare

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