Photo gallery

Photo gallery

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The theatre of taste

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

Altars, saints and sculptural works

A long reconstruction

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

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

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

Luminous sacred spaces

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

St. Agatha and the giant candelabras

A new site for a new city

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The Supernatural dimension of the chapel of the Santissimo Sacramento

The expansion of space and changing reality

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

The works in the church

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

The Church of Madonna della Stella

Fontana della Ninfa Zizza, public water in the town

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

An eagle-shaped city

The façade used as a puppet theatre

A prominent church

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

A feast only for Scicli

The church and the college

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

Searching for colour

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

A unifying project for the city of Catania

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

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

The Feast of San Giacomo (St. James)

The city within the city

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The interior of the church: space and colour

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

A half-Baroque church

The casket of austerity under the great dome

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

Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata, who is the architect?

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The art of maiolica

The internal colours

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

The city of museums

The Staircase of Angels

A new entrance for Santa Chiara (St. Claire)

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

The disastrous earthquake

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

From St. Thomas to St. Joseph

San Nicolò l’Arena: an unfinished church

Wonderful quick decorations

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

Rosario Gagliardi, the maestro of the Val di Noto

The Burgos crucifix

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

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The interior and its masterpieces

The two churches

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The senses tell the story of the Church of the Annunciation

A stone garden

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

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

The Church of St. Francis

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The character of Badia Sant’Agata

The Benedictine Monastery, one of the largest in Europe

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Sebastiano

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

Connections with other UNESCO sites

The Baroque town by the sea

The senses tell about Palazzo Nicolaci

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

The articulated interior spaces

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

The Franciscan convent

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

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

One city, two sites

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

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

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

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

A hall for the feasts

The Benedictines’ library

A small room with a golden entrance

One city, three sites

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

The senses tell about Palazzo Napolino Tommasi Rosso

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The cathedral of Sant’Agata: a lengthy reconstruction

The church of Carmine

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

St. Sebastian, so much work!

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

A museum to save a tradition

The senses tell about Palazzo La Rocca

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

The two churches

Militello, the story of an enlightened fiefdom

City and nature

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

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

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

A talking palace

A city in colour

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

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The Church of St. Benedict

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

A new site for a new church

Limestone, the colour of harmony

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The kitchen, a treasure chest of colours

A design by Vincenzo Sinatra

The chocolate of Modica

A triumph of colour

San Benedetto: a treasure reopened to the public

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

Feast days

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

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

The city palace

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

Norman apses

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

A casket of precious works

Discovering the mother church

The eagle-shaped city

Between white and black

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

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

One city, three sites

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

New roads for Catania

From International Gothic to present day

A story of rebirth

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The senses tell the story of the church of San Giuseppe

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

The palace, the town, the church

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

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

Many owners, one palace

Art in the cathedral

The Staircase of Angels

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

A new palace for the La Rocca lords

The Church of St. Paul

The Infiorata, a feast of colours and flowers

The wall comes to life

A Nobel Prize in Modica

A square as the heart of the city

The church and the monastery

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

Modica, a city with ancient origins

Baroque and the loss of equilibrium in the 16th century

A heritage of votive works

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

St. Agatha and the candelore

Religious architecture

A majestic and luminous church

A symbol for the town

Places of knowledge: the Benedictines’ library

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

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

The Barresi-Branciforte lords

The new roads of the city

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

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

The Palazzo dei due mori

Some masterpieces

A colourful floor

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

The colours of the cathedral

Corbels: a celebration of the Nicolaci family

Prominent façade

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

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

Some prestigious works

Two illustrious patron saints

The Maiolica of the staircase

Feasting in Palazzolo

A miniature city

The interior and works of art

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo