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Oratorio di Santa Cita

Via Valverde 3, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 332779
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We watched Sicily unpacked, Georgio Locatelli

After watching the programme, we were fascinated to see this amazing interior of the church, we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Doug R
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Chesham
This is the place for rococo lovers. Viva Giacomo Serpotta.

This is a 17th-century chapel that has the absolutely amazing stuccowork of Giacomo Serpotta. This... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2017
Brian M
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Via Valverde 3, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After watching the programme, we were fascinated to see this amazing interior of the church, we were not disappointed.

Thank Doug R
Reviewed September 8, 2017

This is a 17th-century chapel that has the absolutely amazing stuccowork of Giacomo Serpotta. This is the place for anybody who loves rococo and your visit should not be rushed. Just take your time in looking and studying the various scenes depicted on the walls...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Fantastic place - well worth a visit for all. Take your time to look at all the amazing details this chapel has. Not many visitors - so also quite peaceful.

Thank Charlotte N
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

I was very keen to visit the Oratoria di Santa Cita after watching the documentary series "Sicily Unpacked" where Art Historian, Andrew Graham-Dixon showed Italian Chef, Giorgio Locatelli here these stucco sculpture works by Giacomo Serpotta. I was not disappointed. The works are fascinating. There...More

1  Thank Hetty52
Reviewed July 16, 2017

This is one of three oratorios in Palermo, but this one is probably the finest. The walls are covered with stucco figures (that look like marble sculptures) from thought provoking to playful (cherubs especially). The work is by artist Giacomo Serpotta and is magnificent. Make...More

Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed July 14, 2017

All of the accolades on Trip Advisor are true. This is one of the most amazing spaces in the city. The interior dazzles with brilliant stucco decorations. When you enter you will be handed a computer tablet with the price of admission, and this will...More

2  Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Just... Amazing. The detail, the beauty and weight of history, culture and religion. The age and the sophistication. Profound, an absolute must see for lovers of art, architecture and history.

Thank VincentRvanH
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

A lovely chapel with walls covered in decorative plasterwork made to look like marble. The scene of the battle of Lepanto on the back wall was particularly striking.

Thank Genjidog
Reviewed June 11, 2017

The stuccodecoration is just breathtaking. I have never seen anything like that. Its offwhite without colour and has little theatrelike scenes that features scenes from christ life. The best of the best is a scene from the battle of lepanto

Thank Matthias S
Reviewed May 27, 2017

It is a must see and not very far to walk from the archaeology museum or Teatro Massimo. Strangely enough it was 1 of only a couple of places that we visited that had a souvenir shop within its confines. You are given audio guides...More

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