Itinerary B
Val di Noto

[3]The limestone of the Gagini altarpiece

The Gagini altarpiece is made entirely of limestone, the most widespread stone in the territory of Ragusa and Modica, extracted from the Hyblaean quarries.
Touching this work would allow us to understand the consistency of the soft limestone, which, thanks to the skilful work of the sculptors, becomes malleable and bestows a near-realistic three-dimensionality upon the work.
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