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Oratorio di Santa Cita, Palermo
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The weathered exterior of Oratorio di Santa Cita belies the treasures found inside: Giacomo Serpotta's angels and cupids climb the window frames and floral gardens of the white stucco interior, peeking out at you from every angle. The oratory, built in the 17th century to entreat the Virgin Mary to aid in the resistance against Muslim Turks, also houses a stucco drapery representing the conflict's historic Battle of Lepanto. Looking up, you'll find realistic works representing the mysteries of the Rosary, while along the perimeter stand ebony pews inlaid with mother-of-pearl, where the confrati used to sit. Make Oratorio di Santa Cita a centerpiece of your Palermo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Palermo family vacation planner.
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  • Beautiful cloister and especially the stuccoes of the Serpotta and the altar. Well worth a visit,
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  • Don't miss this oratory with its stucco, I sat for about an hour to admire the stuccoes by giacomo serpotta, overtime
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  • A spectacular stucco room unique. Infinite detail each with a historical-religious reference. The battle of Lepanto straprdinaria. The Palermo I love doesn't betrays me ever
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  • Very beautiful and interesting. Tour the stucco chapel with a provided interactive tablet. With pictures and narratives, we can appreciate the background, the significant of art and history of the decoration.
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  • Enter an environment decorated by Serpotta is like stepping into a cloud of whipped cream. a Baroque confectionery that eventually can also generate diabetes, but who can resist a beautiful piece of cake? Though unique, must see.
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  • Stucchi, oratory a bit isolated from the Center
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  • Everyone should see at least once in your life this wonder, many choose this location to get married. Take the earphones with the Guide and follow the sound.
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