Caltagirone

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The interior of the church has an austere and proportioned spatiality, a Latin cross plan with the typical three naves and diffused light that enhances the small details of the sober trabeation , leaving the naves in half-light.
The movement of the central nave is created by the pattern of arcades resting on coupled columns surmounted by the barrel vault decorated by the Vaccaro brothers in the first half of the 19th century with stuccoes and frescoes featuring figures of biblical heroines.

The light diffuses from the side windows of the vault, while the naves are divided into five sections each with an elliptical segmental dome on pendentives . Each of these sections houses altars that are slightly recessed into the wall.
The transept has two chapels: on the right is the chapel of the Santissimo Sacramento (Most Blessed Sacrament); on the left is the chapel of the Candelora which houses the marble statue of the Madonna del Salterio (Virgin Mary of the Psalter) created by Domenico Gagini in 1492.

Between the Apse and the chapel of the Candelora, there is a space reserved for the bell tower. It has a rectangular plan with a central elliptical compartment that contains the helicoid service staircase.
The most valuable element inside the church is a relic kept on the marble of the main altar: the altarpiece of the Madonna dei Conadomini, a 13th-century wooden panel of Byzantine origin painted on both sides, the Virgin and Child on the front and the Passion of Christ on the back.

The Palazzo dei due mori

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

One city, three sites

The church and the college

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

A stone garden

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

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The works in the church

A unifying project for the city of Catania

The new roads of the city

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

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

The art of maiolica

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

A story of rebirth

Religious architecture

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

The Church of St. Paul

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

The interior of the church: space and colour

The Church of St. Benedict

The articulated interior spaces

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

The eagle-shaped city

Art in the cathedral

St. Agatha and the candelore

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

A Nobel Prize in Modica

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

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

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

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

The Franciscan convent

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

City and nature

The Benedictines’ library

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

The Staircase of Angels

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

A heritage of votive works

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The interior and works of art

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

The city palace

Luminous sacred spaces

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

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

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

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

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

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

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

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The city within the city

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

The expansion of space and changing reality

The two churches

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

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The Church of St. Francis

The palace, the town, the church

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The church and the monastery

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

Altars, saints and sculptural works

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

Reconstruction after the earthquake

A casket of precious works

The casket of austerity under the great dome