Palazzolo Acreide

The city of museums

Palazzolo Acreide is an active and eventful town.
In the town centre there are some interesting museums that tell the story of Palazzolo and new technology. For example, there is the Museo dell’Informatica Funzionante in Via Carnevale 17, founded by three organisations passionate about computer science.
At the museum, visitors both in person and remotely via the Internet can learn about the history of computer science, use historical computers and learn how they worked.
Another museum is the Museo dei Viaggiatori in Sicilia located in Palazzo Vaccaro. It is home to the engravings of artists and architects who over the centuries have drawn the monuments, costumes, natural phenomena and exotic plants of Sicily. Next is the Gabriele Judica Archaeological Museum in Palazzo Cappellani, which houses findings from the ancient Greek city of Akrai: vases, everyday objects, a Greek stele, ointments and prehistoric artefacts. Last but not least is the Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum .
 
Here, local tradition is housed inside the noble palace of the Ferla family.
In the museum you can find objects that document rural life: tools used by shepherds, furniture and everyday ceramics, figurines from nativity scenes, puppets and typical carts , veritable works of art of Sicilian craftsmanship.
 


Just outside the town centre you can visit the archaeological site of Akrai and the Santa Lucia Water Mill, managed by the Association for the Conservation of Hyblaean Popular Culture.

The senses tell the story of the Church of the Annunciation

A prominent church

The cathedral of Sant’Agata: a lengthy reconstruction

New roads for Catania

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

A new site for a new city

Limestone, the colour of harmony

The wall comes to life

A hall for the feasts

A city in colour

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

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

The Infiorata, a feast of colours and flowers

The Benedictine Monastery, one of the largest in Europe

A small room with a golden entrance

The character of Badia Sant’Agata

The Feast of San Giacomo (St. James)

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

Many owners, one palace

Some prestigious works

The chocolate of Modica

The senses tell about Palazzo Napolino Tommasi Rosso

Fontana della Ninfa Zizza, public water in the town

The internal colours

A half-Baroque church

A new entrance for Santa Chiara (St. Claire)

A feast only for Scicli

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

Baroque and the loss of equilibrium in the 16th century

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

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

From International Gothic to present day

Rosario Gagliardi, the maestro of the Val di Noto

Searching for colour

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

A talking palace

Places of knowledge: the Benedictines’ library

The façade used as a puppet theatre

The city of museums

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

A design by Vincenzo Sinatra

The two churches

Feast days

The theatre of taste

Between white and black

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

The disastrous earthquake

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

Wonderful quick decorations

A square as the heart of the city

A long reconstruction

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The kitchen, a treasure chest of colours

An eagle-shaped city

Connections with other UNESCO sites

San Benedetto: a treasure reopened to the public

Discovering the mother church

One city, three sites

Norman apses

The Barresi-Branciforte lords

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

Some masterpieces

From St. Thomas to St. Joseph

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

Feasting in Palazzolo

St. Sebastian, so much work!

San Nicolò l’Arena: an unfinished church

Two illustrious patron saints

The church of Carmine

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

Prominent façade

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

Corbels: a celebration of the Nicolaci family

A new site for a new church

A new palace for the La Rocca lords

The Baroque town by the sea

The Burgos crucifix

A miniature city

The Supernatural dimension of the chapel of the Santissimo Sacramento

Militello, the story of an enlightened fiefdom

The Staircase of Angels

The colours of the cathedral

The senses tell about Palazzo Nicolaci

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Sebastiano

The senses tell about Palazzo La Rocca

A symbol for the town

A majestic and luminous church

St. Agatha and the giant candelabras

The Maiolica of the staircase

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

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

The interior and its masterpieces

A colourful floor

A triumph of colour

One city, two sites

Modica, a city with ancient origins

The senses tell the story of the church of San Giuseppe

A museum to save a tradition

Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata, who is the architect?