A Nobel Prize in Modica

Among period buildings, cathedrals and churches, Modica offers its citizens and tourists a place of memory. The idea comes from the bond that exists between the Hyblaean city and an illustrious Italian poet. On 20 August 1901, Salvatore Quasimodo was born in Modica.
Palazzo QuasimodoHe was one of the most important poets and translators of Italian literature.
Quasimodo wrote works of enormous value that led him to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1959. Hence the idea to restore the house where the poet was born and turn it into a birthplace museum dedicated to him.
The Museo Casa Natale Salvatore Quasimodo (Salvatore Quasimodo Birthplace Museum) offers the chance to see the room where the Italian poet saw the first light of day, and much more!
In fact, there are also collections of many of the objects that belonged to Salvatore Quasimodo, including some photographs and the furniture from his Milan studio.
This is an opportunity to get to know Quasimodo and enter into contact with the reality of a bygone era that is increasingly distant from us.

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The freedom of worship and the Catholic Church’s role in the diffusion of Baroque

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Giovanni Evangelista

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

Piazza Duomo, the elephant fountain, the heart of the city

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

Luminous sacred spaces

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The Benedictines’ library

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The Church of Madonna della Stella

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The interior of the church: space and colour

The Franciscan convent

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

Views denied, views conquered: the power of the devout Benedictines

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The casket of austerity under the great dome

A unifying project for the city of Catania

Religious architecture

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Giuliano ai Crociferi

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

The art of maiolica

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The expansion of space and changing reality

The neo-Gothic seminary chapel: symbols, light and space

The senses tell the Benedictine Monastery and the Church of San Nicolò l’Arena

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Maria del Monte

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

A stone garden

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

St. Agatha and the candelore

A story of rebirth

The senses tell the story of the Church of the Badia di Sant’Agata

The Staircase of Angels

The Church of St. Francis

Altars, saints and sculptural works

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

City and nature

The interior and works of art

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

The church of San Nicolò l’Arena: the majesty of an unfinished beauty

A heritage of votive works

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

Barresi-Branciforte: the lords of the fiefdom and the modernisation of the town

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

The church and the monastery

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The church and the college

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The Palazzo dei due mori

The city within the city

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

The senses tell the story of the Sanctuary Church of Santa Maria della Stella

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

The Badia di Sant’Agata (St. Agatha’s Abbey)

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The Duomo di San Giorgio (Cathedral of St. George)

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

The two churches

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

The city palace

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

The palace, the town, the church

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

Verticality and dynamism of the façade of the Church of San Carlo

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

The Church of St. Benedict

The articulated interior spaces

Geometry and wonder in civic architecture in the Baroque of the Val di Noto

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

Art in the cathedral

The Church of St. Paul

The new roads of the city

One city, three sites

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

The eagle-shaped city

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Carlo and the former Jesuit college

A casket of precious works

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

The works in the church