A Nobel Prize in Modica

palazzo quasimodoBetween period buildings, cathedrals and churches, Modica offers its citizens and tourists a place of memory.
This idea comes from the bond that exists between the Hyblaean city and an illustrious poet. On 20 August 1901, Salvatore Quasimodo was born in Modica. He was one of the most important poets and translators of Italian literature.
Quasimodo wrote works of great 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 furniture from his Milan studio.
This is an opportunity to get to know an illustrious poet and come into contact with the reality of a bygone era that is increasingly distant from us. Targa Salvatore Quasimodo

The Staircase of Angels

The senses tell about Palazzo Napolino Tommasi Rosso

Modica, a city with ancient origins

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

A new entrance for Santa Chiara (St. Claire)

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

Freedom of worship and the role of the Catholic Church in the diffusion of Baroque

San Nicolò l’Arena: an unfinished church

Norman apses

The Supernatural dimension of the chapel of the Santissimo Sacramento

Between white and black

The senses tell the Benedictine Monastery and San NicoIò l’Arena

From St. Thomas to St. Joseph

A small room with a golden entrance

A half-Baroque church

The church of Carmine

A prominent church

Rosario Gagliardi, the maestro of the Val di Noto

Wonderful quick decorations

A new palace for the La Rocca lords

The kitchen, a treasure chest of colours

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

The Infiorata, a feast of colours and flowers

A symbol for the town

A miniature city

The senses tell about Palazzo Nicolaci

A talking palace

Feasting in Palazzolo

Searching for colour

New roads for Catania

The disastrous earthquake

The senses tell the story of the church of Santa Maria del Carmelo

Feast days

Prominent façade

Many owners, one palace

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

A hall for the feasts

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

One city, three sites

A design by Vincenzo Sinatra

Discovering the mother church

A colourful floor

A museum to save a tradition

St. Agatha and the giant candelabras

A new site for a new city

One city, two sites

The character of Badia Sant’Agata

The senses tell the Mother Church of San Nicolò and of the Santissimo Salvatore

A new site for a new church

The Feast of San Giacomo (St. James)

An eagle-shaped city

The cathedral of Sant’Agata: a lengthy reconstruction

Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata, who is the architect?

Two illustrious patron saints

The Baroque town by the sea

The two churches

The wall comes to life

The interior and its masterpieces

From the contrast of the exterior to the internal jubilation of colours

St. Sebastian, so much work!

A city in colour

A square as the heart of the city

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

The senses tell the story of the church of San Giuseppe

A Nobel Prize in Modica

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

The role of the religious orders in rebuilding the Val di Noto

San Benedetto: a treasure reopened to the public

The city of museums

The Barresi-Branciforte lords

Connections with other UNESCO sites

The façade used as a puppet theatre

Corbels: a celebration of the Nicolaci family

A long reconstruction

Fontana della Ninfa Zizza, public water in the town

The Benedictine Monastery, one of the largest in Europe

The Burgos crucifix

The internal colours

The colours of the cathedral

The senses tell the story of the church of San Giovanni Battista

Church of San Giuliano (St. Julian) on Via dei Crociferi: reconstruction

Baroque and the loss of equilibrium in the 16th century

A triumph of colour

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The senses tell the story of the Church of the Annunciation

The Maiolica of the staircase

The senses tell about Palazzo La Rocca

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

Militello, the story of an enlightened fiefdom

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Sebastiano

Some prestigious works

The theatre of taste

Places of knowledge: the Benedictines’ library

From International Gothic to present day

Limestone, the colour of harmony

Some masterpieces

A feast only for Scicli

A majestic and luminous church

The chocolate of Modica