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 cathedral of Sant’Agata: a lengthy reconstruction

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

A miniature city

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

The Burgos crucifix

From St. Thomas to St. Joseph

Limestone, the colour of harmony

The Feast of San Giacomo (St. James)

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

A city in colour

The Supernatural dimension of the chapel of the Santissimo Sacramento

A half-Baroque church

Many owners, one palace

The Infiorata, a feast of colours and flowers

The façade used as a puppet theatre

Connections with other UNESCO sites

A majestic and luminous church

St. Agatha and the giant candelabras

The chocolate of Modica

A small room with a golden entrance

The church of Carmine

San Benedetto: a treasure reopened to the public

Feast days

Discovering the mother church

One city, two sites

The theatre of taste

A prominent church

A talking palace

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

Baroque and the loss of equilibrium in the 16th century

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Sebastiano

An eagle-shaped city

From International Gothic to present day

Norman apses

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

Militello, the story of an enlightened fiefdom

The senses tell about Palazzo Napolino Tommasi Rosso

A hall for the feasts

A long reconstruction

Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata, who is the architect?

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

The Barresi-Branciforte lords

A museum to save a tradition

A new entrance for Santa Chiara (St. Claire)

San Nicolò l’Arena: an unfinished church

The senses tell the story of the church of San Giuseppe

The Benedictine Monastery, one of the largest in Europe

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

A new site for a new city

Feasting in Palazzolo

The Baroque town by the sea

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

Modica, a city with ancient origins

Some prestigious works

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

Corbels: a celebration of the Nicolaci family

Searching for colour

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The interior and its masterpieces

Two illustrious patron saints

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

A new site for a new church

The kitchen, a treasure chest of colours

A square as the heart of the city

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

New roads for Catania

A feast only for Scicli

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

The senses tell about Palazzo La Rocca

St. Sebastian, so much work!

The internal colours

Places of knowledge: the Benedictines’ library

A colourful floor

The wall comes to life

One city, three sites

Wonderful quick decorations

Between white and black

A triumph of colour

A symbol for the town

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

The colours of the cathedral

The two churches

Rosario Gagliardi, the maestro of the Val di Noto

The character of Badia Sant’Agata

The city of museums

The Staircase of Angels

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

The disastrous earthquake

The Maiolica of the staircase

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

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

Some masterpieces

Prominent façade

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Nicolaci

Fontana della Ninfa Zizza, public water in the town

A design by Vincenzo Sinatra

The senses tell the story of the Church of the Annunciation

A new palace for the La Rocca lords