San Giuseppe dei Teatini is a Baroque marvel of a church opposite the Fountain of Shame. It’s a colourful spectacle that shouldn’t be missed.
The church, also close to the Quattro Canti, is considered one of the most outstanding examples of the Sicilian Baroque in Palermo.
The church was built at the beginning of the 17th century by Giacomo Besio. Below is a rather blurry shot of the spectacular ceiling fresco.
The church suffered a lot of damage during the second world war and its ornate frescoes had to be painstakingly restored.
Inside the rather austere exterior there is a wealth of beautiful details at every turn.
From plump little marble Putti peeping out at you to flickering candles left behind to commemorate loved ones and send hopes and prayers directly to the man upstairs.
Even if you’re not religious, you can still appreciate the iconic Sacred Hearts and aura of peacefulness that pervades this old structure.