Some prestigious works

Inside the church there are valuable works of art including the Tavola di Sant’Alberto (Panel of St. Albert), the Madonna del Latte and the Annunciation. The former was perhaps part of a polyptych, a painting composition that also included other panels.
The painting depicts St. Albert with a lily and a book in one hand and a crucifix in the other. The work dates back to the early 16th century. According to some scholars the panel was painted between 1513 and 1517 by Leonardo da Vinci’s student, Cesare de Sesto, when he lived in Sicily.
The Madonna del Latte is an interesting sculpture made of papier-mâché, a much more delicate material than classic marble, wood or bronze. The work dates from around the 14th century and is located to the right of the church atrium.
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The Annunciation is a sculptural group in white marble, created by the workshop of a Palermo-born artist, Giandomenico Gagini.
The faces of the angel and the Virgin were carved with extreme delicateness and both the blue dress of Mary and the angel’s hair were finely coloured.

Limestone, the colour of harmony

The city of museums

The Supernatural dimension of the chapel of the Santissimo Sacramento

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

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

The Maiolica of the staircase

Feast days

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

A triumph of colour

A majestic and luminous church

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

A Nobel Prize in Modica

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

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

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Sebastiano

St. Agatha and the giant candelabras

The Baroque town by the sea

The Staircase of Angels

The Infiorata, a feast of colours and flowers

The colours of the cathedral

A half-Baroque church

An eagle-shaped city

From International Gothic to present day

Some prestigious works

Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata, who is the architect?

A new site for a new city

The disastrous earthquake

Many owners, one palace

A long reconstruction

The senses tell about Palazzo La Rocca

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

The Burgos crucifix

New roads for Catania

Places of knowledge: the Benedictines’ library

A talking palace

Some masterpieces

A design by Vincenzo Sinatra

San Benedetto: a treasure reopened to the public

The internal colours

A colourful floor

The senses tell about Palazzo Nicolaci

One city, three sites

Discovering the mother church

Rosario Gagliardi, the maestro of the Val di Noto

A hall for the feasts

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

The theatre of taste

A symbol for the town

Connections with other UNESCO sites

Between white and black

Feasting in Palazzolo

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Napolino Tommasi Rosso

Fontana della Ninfa Zizza, public water in the town

San Nicolò l’Arena: an unfinished church

The senses tell the story of the Church of the Annunciation

A feast only for Scicli

A new site for a new church

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

Baroque and the loss of equilibrium in the 16th century

A city in colour

St. Sebastian, so much work!

The church of Carmine

Wonderful quick decorations

A new entrance for Santa Chiara (St. Claire)

Prominent façade

A museum to save a tradition

The senses tell the story of the church of San Giuseppe

The Benedictine Monastery, one of the largest in Europe

Norman apses

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

From St. Thomas to St. Joseph

A prominent church

The wall comes to life

Two illustrious patron saints

Militello, the story of an enlightened fiefdom

Corbels: a celebration of the Nicolaci family

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

Modica, a city with ancient origins

The two churches

A new palace for the La Rocca lords

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

A square as the heart of the city

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The character of Badia Sant’Agata

The façade used as a puppet theatre

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

A miniature city

The interior and its masterpieces

Searching for colour

The kitchen, a treasure chest of colours

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

The Barresi-Branciforte lords

The chocolate of Modica

A small room with a golden entrance

The Feast of San Giacomo (St. James)

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

One city, two sites

The cathedral of Sant’Agata: a lengthy reconstruction