Paolo Amato

The architect Paolo Amato was born in Ciminna in 1634. Pupil of Angelo Italia, he became architect to the Senate of Palermo. Among his works in the Sicilian capital are the votive carts for the feast of Santa Rosalia, the church of the Santissimo Salvatore, the aedicule of the Genio del Garraffo, and the church of San Giuliano, which no longer exists. A distinguished theorist, he wrote the treatise “La nuova pratica di Prospettiva”, published in Palermo in 1732.