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.

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

A Nobel Prize in Modica

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

The Staircase of Angels

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The new roads of the city

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

The works in the church

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The palace, the town, the church

The interior of the church: space and colour

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

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

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

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

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

A unifying project for the city of Catania

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

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

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

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

A story of rebirth

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The Church of St. Benedict

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The expansion of space and changing reality

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

The Palazzo dei due mori

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

A heritage of votive works

City and nature

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

St. Agatha and the candelore

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

The Church of St. Paul

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

A casket of precious works

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

The Franciscan convent

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

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

The Benedictines’ library

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

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

The Church of St. Francis

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

The two churches

The city within the city

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

Religious architecture

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

Art in the cathedral

The city palace

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The interior and works of art

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

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

The church and the monastery

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

The articulated interior spaces

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

Altars, saints and sculptural works

The eagle-shaped city

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

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

One city, three sites

The art of maiolica

A stone garden

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

Luminous sacred spaces

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The casket of austerity under the great dome

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

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

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

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

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

The church and the college

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble