The articulated interior spaces

The palace is accessed through the large monumental portal, large enough for carriages to pass through. The portal leads into the inner garden, or up two staircases you can reach the first floor.
The internal elevation on the south courtyard is reminiscent of the main one but is more articulated.
It has two levels marked by windows and two large round arcades in the centre.
On the piano nobile (main floor), the first floor, the reception rooms are distributed one after the other along the corridor in an “enfilade”, and all overlook the internal garden lit with natural light thanks to the large windows dotted on the internal elevation.
Foto dal giardino interno frontale
foto sala e volte a padiglioneIn the rooms there are frescoed and richly decorated cloister vaults, the walls are covered with fabric wallpaper and the windows concealed by precious curtains.
The floors are typically tiled and decorated with geometric and curvilinear motifs.
It was also customary for the Baron’s bedroom to be adjacent to the reception rooms.
On the mezzanine floor, the one at a smaller height than the others, there were the children’s and staff rooms with their respective service rooms.
The other mezzanine floor located in the north-east corner, which now houses the municipal library and other spaces owned by the Municipality of Noto, was intended for the extended family.
Lastly, the attics housed the servants’ apartments, pantries and kitchens.


Religious architecture

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

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

The church and the college

A stone garden

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

The new roads of the city

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

Altars, saints and sculptural works

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

The Franciscan convent

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The Church of St. Francis

The art of maiolica

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The Benedictines’ library

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The casket of austerity under the great dome

St. Agatha and the candelore

The interior of the church: space and colour

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

The city palace

The church and the monastery

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

A Nobel Prize in Modica

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

The expansion of space and changing reality

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

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

Luminous sacred spaces

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

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

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

A heritage of votive works

Art in the cathedral

The two churches

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

One city, three sites

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

The palace, the town, the church

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

A unifying project for the city of Catania

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

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

City and nature

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

The works in the church

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

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

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

The Church of St. Paul

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

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

Reconstruction after the earthquake

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

The city within the city

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

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

The eagle-shaped city

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The Staircase of Angels

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

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The Palazzo dei due mori

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

The Church of St. Benedict

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

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

The articulated interior spaces

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

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

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

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

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

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

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

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

A casket of precious works

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

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

A story of rebirth

The interior and works of art

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights