The Palazzo dei due mori

Described as the most beautiful Baroque palace in Sicily, the Palazzo dei Due Mori dates back to the 18th century, after it was rebuilt on the slopes of the San Matteo hill following the earthquake of 1693. The building’s entire external surface is characterised by a soft colour that contrasts with the dark wrought iron railings of the scenic balconies.
These predominant elements give the building a light and elegant appearance.

The base of the building, placed on a slope with respect to the two streets that flank it, is outlined by the stone base. All the decorative elements of the façade such as the pilaster strips, window frames and iconic balconies, are also made of stone.

One element that made this building famous are the corbels that support the swollen balconies with wrought iron railings. In fact, the balconies depict animal and anthropomorphic figures that tell the story of the raids of the Saracens and Mediterranean pirates.

Foto fil di ferro Mensole

foto fil di ferro Mensole

Their fierce expressions, suffering and alive, convey the experience of those moments to the observer. Another fundamental element in this palace is without a doubt the angle of the building, which features the coat of arms of the Beneventano family.
Decorated with two Moor heads, it has become one of the symbols of Scicli.

A stone garden

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

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

The Staircase of Angels

A unifying project for the city of Catania

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

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

The works in the church

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

The Church of St. Paul

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The church and the monastery

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

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

The casket of austerity under the great dome

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

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

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The city palace

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

St. Agatha and the candelore

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

The Church of St. Benedict

The Franciscan convent

A casket of precious works

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

A story of rebirth

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

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

The Benedictines’ library

One city, three sites

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

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

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

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

The Palazzo dei due mori

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

The two churches

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

Altars, saints and sculptural works

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

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

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

The expansion of space and changing reality

The art of maiolica

The interior and works of art

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

The city within the city

The church and the college

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The new roads of the city

The palace, the town, the church

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The eagle-shaped city

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

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

City and nature

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

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

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

Religious architecture

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

Reconstruction after the earthquake

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

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

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

A heritage of votive works

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

The Church of St. Francis

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

Art in the cathedral

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

Luminous sacred spaces

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

The interior of the church: space and colour

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The articulated interior spaces

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