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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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A gem

Exquisite stuccoes by Serpotta and a beautiful inlaid marble floor, beyond a pleasant garden and loggia.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Exquisite stuccoes by Serpotta and a beautiful inlaid marble floor, beyond a pleasant garden and loggia.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We were stunned by the beauty of this place. Take some time to look at all the details of one of the city's richest oratories. It is an example of Giacomo Serpotta's best work. Lots of cherubs and scenes telling various stories. Serpotta means snake or lizard...look for the snake which he used as his trademark.He also did a lot... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We loved this beautiful baroque chapel It was empty apart from ourselves which was also nice Take time to look at the details

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slough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

An amazing oratory; for anyone who likes baroque excess then this is a must see. There is a very good audio guide, available in many languages, which is free. Cost of admission is 4 Euros or 6 Euros for this plus another nearby oratory.

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McLean, Virginia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Down the street from the port in Palermo, you will find ( signs are everywhere ) this little known church. It is worth the time to visit it

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is possibly a unique Stucco work, by one man, the sculptor Giacomo Serpotta. An extraordinary concept where the artist has incorporated all the mysteries of The Rosary, surrounded by many Putti some times ironically illustrating or commenting on those mysteries. Together with many images of Saints and sinners in clouding a re-enactment of the sea Battle of Lepanto. All... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This was worth seeing in Palermo for the amazing marble, sculptures and art. We had a guide who was very knowledgeable and the history behind this oratory was great to hear.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Amazing work of art in exceptional condition. Audio guide provided gives an deep understanding of the work.

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Guildford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This Oratory is well worth seeking out, the stucco work is of the highest order, marble flooring and inlaid wooden seating around the room is first class, audio tour gives good concise information to what's here, a small admission is payable but worth every cent to view these forgotten skills.

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Shaftesbury, Dorset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This was the 2nd recommendation of sites worth seeing in Palermo as shown on the UK TV programme and wow! - what a treat to see such a display of stucco work - really worthwhile and astonishing skills displayed for just €6. The ticket did provide as well the option to visit the Oratorio dei SS Rosario in S Domenica... More 

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