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Oratory of the Rosary of St. Dominic (Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico)

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Address: Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091-332-779
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This oratory is decorated with master artwork of Italy's native sons...

This oratory is decorated with master artwork of Italy's native sons including painter Pietro Novelli and the sculptor Giacomo Serpotta.

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Giacomo Scepotta with classy works

The decorations and history of Giacomo Scepotta are on display and provide fantastic viewing with the stucco works and other artistic methods on display. A worthwhile visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The decorations and history of Giacomo Scepotta are on display and provide fantastic viewing with the stucco works and other artistic methods on display. A worthwhile visit

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Shaftesbury, Dorset
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Entrance to this Oratory was included in the entry ticket to its sister site in S Cita some 300 metres away but did not rank as high an attraction, in my opinion.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Even with our map, we had trouble locating this place. However, it was worth the effort. It's a small place but jam packed with paintings and sculptures that almost overwhelm you. All that is capped off by Van Dyck's huge painting behind the altar. Sometimes I think that some sculptures get lost in huge cathedrals, but here the size of... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This place was a little hard for us to find. We headed down Via Roma and ended thinking the church of St. Dominic was the correct one - it's actually behind it. A rather unassuming front, but the inside is incredible. So much more than I expected. I went here because I wanted to see the Van Dyck painting behind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Less frequented than the Oratory of Santa Cita but well worth a visit. More Serpotta cherubs and statues but different enough to Santa Cita to make it worth visiting both (on the same composite ticket) if you have time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Please seek out and visit this wonder. We saw this church highlighted on a Italy / Sicily cooking / travel TV series called Two Fat Italians. The finely detailed plaster carvings inside this little suburban church are well worth the E4 pp entry fee and photos are allowed. Well worth 1 - 2 hours and do not forget to view... More 

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Gent, België
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Located behind the church os Saint Dominic, this oratorio is one of 3 in the city made by the same artist. The attention to detail is astonishing, the statues almost seem to come to live. There is a combination ticket with the Oratorio of S Cita.

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