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Oratory of the Rosary of St. Cita (Oratorio del Rosario di Santa Cita)

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Address: Via Valverde 3, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091-332-779
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Sublimely beautiful

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Juiz de Fora
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Lesser known than some of Palermo's most famous attractions like la Cappela Palatina, La Martorana church and the duomo in nearby Monreale, the Oratorio di Santa Cita will leave you speechless and moved. This is another masterpiece of Sicilian Baroque from Sicilian artist Giacomo Serpotta. The intricate stucco work along the four walls depicts the famous battle of Lepanto and... More 

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clovis CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It is truly amazing and spiritual in this grotto. I cried. many pilgrims have gotten healed from st Rosalie. A must see

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Province of Palermo, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I think it's well worth a visit! I can't describe it with words. If someone loves architecture and taking photos, then that's the place to be!

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alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We don't think we had ever seen oratorios before this trip, although we have been to Sicily before and Italy many times. The stucco is sensational and we could look at the scenes for hours.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We found this lovely place simply by chance. How glad we were to have found it. The place is spectacular and well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was one of the beautiful places of art we have ever seen. If you are in Palermo you must see this.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I really don't like Baroque architecture or most of the art, but Serpotta's amazingly creative and human figures warm the heart. He isn't trying to be grand and impressive, his artwork was designed to speak to ordinary people and it does just that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

The oratory was a little hard to find - but we kept trying. The 2nd day we came on a Sunday and it was closed (perhaps because it was low season - but not sure). On a Tuesday we went back again and were successful in getting in (sign said open until 2 PM today). The reliefs were beautiful and... More 

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