Oratory of Santa Cita

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Oratory of Santa Cita

A few minutes from the port, the Foro Italico, and Cala.. you enter the city center in Via Valverde 3 to visit the Oratory of Santa Cita, just off of Via Rome.

A walk that takes you from the sea to the heart of Palermo, a stop not to be missed for all lovers of the wonder that only baroque Palermo can offer.

From the outside, the Oratory of Santa Cita looks like a simple and essential building just as it was for the speakers of that time, but as you begin  to climb the staircase, you are soon surprised.

A large anti-oratorio entrance leads to the courtroom oratory that is beautifully decorated with the work of stucco artist Giacomo Serpotta. It is difficult to describe the beauty in words. The artist was commissioned to perform the work between 1685 and 1690 on iconography based on exempla of the Mysteries and Virtues. The pivotal episode oratory, depicted in the center of the counter to the apse area, is the historic Battle of Lepanto in which the Christian fleet, protected by Our Lady of the Rosary, wins against the Turks. After a visit to the Oratory, a short and pleasant walk takes you by theater Politeama and theater Massimo situated just in front of our B&B.

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