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Oratory of the Rosary of St. Cita

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Address: Via Valverde 3, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091-332-779
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Exquisite stucco

Beautyful, exquisite stucco decorations welcome you and make you feel lighter, like in a precious cloud. IMHO Giacomo Serpotta reached here the highest level of his artistic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Beautyful, exquisite stucco decorations welcome you and make you feel lighter, like in a precious cloud. IMHO Giacomo Serpotta reached here the highest level of his artistic production. You should really not miss it, and please take some time to observe puttoes having fun an playing around.

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

An amazing church, from the outside it does not look as nice as some other churches in Palermo, but once inside you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It was a beautiful room. Worth seeing. You can sit and relax for a bit while looking at lovely art work.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A must visit, the adornments are wonderful, a unexpected treat,read about it and glad we visited,On the touist trail so we had to tag along at the back,no one minded,after all we paid our entry.Do use the free recrded guide to help you understand the beauty of the place.

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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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County Leitrim, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Where do I begin - try to visit Oratorio del Rosario in S. Cita... E6 covers visiting Oratorio del SS. Rosario in S. Domenico as well. Both really worth seeking out - behind Rinascente, Via Roma...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The stucco is stunning, playful, witty and outre. The last time I say so many buttocks (plaster) was on the ponds in Hampstead Heath but that did not have the view on offer here. The pupi - little cheubs- were a hoot and the overall effect was like a spiritual sugar rush, brought on by this artistic meringue of a... More 

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Norristown, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Near the port, on a quiet street, It is a retreat from the city. It is a must visit to see this. The courtyard is beautiful with a really unique tree.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

So happy I found this. Exquisite stucco work.I am grateful to Giorgio and Andrew for showing this on their TV programme. Such a lovely experience and in contras to the Palentine Chapel and the Marmortana church.

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The church contains the first extensive stucco work by Giacomo Serpotta, it is truly fantastic . More of his work can be seen in the nearby Oratorio of Santa Domenica.

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