Modica

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 colours of the cathedral

Places of knowledge: the Benedictines’ library

One city, two sites

A majestic and luminous church

Feasting in Palazzolo

Corbels: a celebration of the Nicolaci family

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

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

Connections with other UNESCO sites

The Infiorata, a feast of colours and flowers

New roads for Catania

Fontana della Ninfa Zizza, public water in the town

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

Norman apses

Two illustrious patron saints

A half-Baroque church

The two churches

One city, three sites

Between white and black

The façade used as a puppet theatre

The senses tell the story of the church of San Giuseppe

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

A symbol for the town

The Burgos crucifix

Modica, a city with ancient origins

A square as the heart of the city

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

The city of museums

The disastrous earthquake

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The Feast of San Giacomo (St. James)

The Staircase of Angels

The kitchen, a treasure chest of colours

A miniature city

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

The senses tell about Palazzo Nicolaci

A prominent church

The senses tell about Palazzo La Rocca

A new palace for the La Rocca lords

San Nicolò l’Arena: an unfinished church

The Maiolica of the staircase

The interior and its masterpieces

Militello, the story of an enlightened fiefdom

A long reconstruction

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Sebastiano

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

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

Wonderful quick decorations

Rosario Gagliardi, the maestro of the Val di Noto

St. Agatha and the giant candelabras

The Benedictine Monastery, one of the largest in Europe

Some masterpieces

The theatre of taste

The church of Carmine

Prominent façade

The internal colours

The senses tell about Palazzo Napolino Tommasi Rosso

The senses tell the story of the Church of the Annunciation

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

A colourful floor

A museum to save a tradition

A design by Vincenzo Sinatra

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

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

A feast only for Scicli

A new site for a new city

A small room with a golden entrance

From International Gothic to present day

A new site for a new church

San Benedetto: a treasure reopened to the public

The chocolate of Modica

The cathedral of Sant’Agata: a lengthy reconstruction

The Barresi-Branciforte lords

The character of Badia Sant’Agata

Discovering the mother church

A talking palace

St. Sebastian, so much work!

The Baroque town by the sea

Baroque and the loss of equilibrium in the 16th century

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

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

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

From St. Thomas to St. Joseph

Feast days

A city in colour

An eagle-shaped city

A new entrance for Santa Chiara (St. Claire)

The Supernatural dimension of the chapel of the Santissimo Sacramento

A hall for the feasts

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

Some prestigious works

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

Limestone, the colour of harmony

Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata, who is the architect?

Many owners, one palace

Searching for colour

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

The wall comes to life

A triumph of colour