Photo gallery

Photo gallery

Between white and black

The Baroque town by the sea

The interior and works of art

The senses tell about Palazzo Napolino Tommasi Rosso

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

Limestone, the colour of harmony

The kitchen, a treasure chest of colours

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

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

A new site for a new city

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

The new roads of the city

The works in the church

The character of Badia Sant’Agata

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Sebastiano

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

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

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

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

The senses tell the story of the Church of the Annunciation

St. Agatha and the giant candelabras

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

The Barresi-Branciforte lords

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

A square as the heart of the city

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

The senses tell the story of the church of San Giuseppe

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

The interior and its masterpieces

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

The art of maiolica

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

The Palazzo dei due mori

San Nicolò l’Arena: an unfinished church

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

Some prestigious works

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

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

A casket of precious works

A talking palace

Feasting in Palazzolo

New roads for Catania

A city in colour

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

St. Agatha and the candelore

The Burgos crucifix

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

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

From St. Thomas to St. Joseph

One city, three sites

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

The city of museums

A hall for the feasts

The Church of St. Benedict

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

The façade used as a puppet theatre

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

The palace, the town, the church

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

Altars, saints and sculptural works

The Feast of San Giacomo (St. James)

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

A new palace for the La Rocca lords

A heritage of votive works

Modica, a city with ancient origins

The city palace

The colours of the cathedral

The senses tell about Palazzo Nicolaci

A miniature city

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

The Benedictines’ library

San Benedetto: a treasure reopened to the public

The Benedictine Monastery, one of the largest in Europe

The Maiolica of the staircase

Fontana della Ninfa Zizza, public water in the town

A story of rebirth

A half-Baroque church

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The Franciscan convent

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

The Staircase of Angels

A long reconstruction

One city, three sites

Militello, the story of an enlightened fiefdom

Some masterpieces

A museum to save a tradition

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

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

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

Searching for colour

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The church and the college

Connections with other UNESCO sites

The wall comes to life

St. Sebastian, so much work!

The cathedral of Sant’Agata: a lengthy reconstruction

The Church of St. Francis

The internal colours

The casket of austerity under the great dome

The senses tell about Palazzo La Rocca

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

Discovering the mother church

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

A design by Vincenzo Sinatra

Religious architecture

A feast only for Scicli

A majestic and luminous church

An eagle-shaped city

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

A unifying project for the city of Catania

The eagle-shaped city

A new site for a new church

A symbol for the town

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

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

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

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

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

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

The theatre of taste

The city within the city

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

Norman apses

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

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

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The two churches

The chocolate of Modica

Corbels: a celebration of the Nicolaci family

From International Gothic to present day

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

Places of knowledge: the Benedictines’ library

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

A Nobel Prize in Modica

Prominent façade

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

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

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

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

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

Luminous sacred spaces

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

Wonderful quick decorations

Many owners, one palace

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

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

A Nobel Prize in Modica

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

A prominent church

A stone garden

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

The disastrous earthquake

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

Baroque and the loss of equilibrium in the 16th century

A colourful floor

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

Feast days

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

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

A new entrance for Santa Chiara (St. Claire)

The articulated interior spaces

One city, two sites

The Supernatural dimension of the chapel of the Santissimo Sacramento

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

The expansion of space and changing reality

Two illustrious patron saints

The Church of St. Paul

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

Rosario Gagliardi, the maestro of the Val di Noto

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

The two churches

City and nature

The church of Carmine

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

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata, who is the architect?

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The interior of the church: space and colour

A triumph of colour

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

The Staircase of Angels

A small room with a golden entrance

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

The church and the monastery

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

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

The Infiorata, a feast of colours and flowers

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

Art in the cathedral