The interior and works of art

The interior of the church is preceded by an oval vestibule placed transversally to the major longitudinal axis divided into three naves marked by arcades with Corinthian half columns and covered by a barrel vault with lunettes.
The vault is frescoed with three large works circumscribed by curvilinear frames attributed to Costantino Carasi depicting the Transfiguration, the Healing of the Paralysed Man and in the centre, in the largest fresco, the Triumph of Agnus Dei.

Other frescoes are present on the pendentives of the dome with depictions of the Evangelists, and below are four statues representing the cardinal virtues: Temperance, Fortitude, Justice and Prudence.
In the chancel, above the entrance of the church, there is a finely crafted 18th-century organ.

The church also houses numerous paintings including “Il sacrificio di Isacco” (The Sacrifice of Isaac), “San Carlo Borromeo visita gli appestati” (St. Charles Borromeo visits the plague victims), and “Ignazio De Loyola” (Ignatius of Loyola) from the 18th century.
The majestic main altar from the ancient Jesuit church of Noto antica is characterised by the triumph of golden rays that encroach upon the trabeation above: In the centre of these, enclosed between small yellow marble columns, there is a statuette of Christ. Finally, placed at its sides there are two marble statues by sculptor Giuseppe Giuliano symbolising Faith and Hope.

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

The casket of austerity under the great dome

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The works in the church

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

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

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

City and nature

The two churches

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

The church and the college

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The Palazzo dei due mori

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

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

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

The new roads of the city

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

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

The Church of St. Paul

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The art of maiolica

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

Altars, saints and sculptural works

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The church and the monastery

A stone garden

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

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

The interior of the church: space and colour

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

A unifying project for the city of Catania

The Franciscan convent

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

The eagle-shaped city

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

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

The Church of St. Francis

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

A story of rebirth

The Benedictines’ library

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

A Nobel Prize in Modica

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The city within the city

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

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

The interior and works of art

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

Luminous sacred spaces

Art in the cathedral

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

The Staircase of Angels

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

The city palace

The palace, the town, the church

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

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

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

One city, three sites

St. Agatha and the candelore

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

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

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

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

The Church of St. Benedict

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

The Church of Madonna della Stella

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The expansion of space and changing reality

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

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

A casket of precious works

Religious architecture

A heritage of votive works

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The articulated interior spaces

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond