The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

Light and shadow

The masks and balconies on the façade cast very deep and marked shadows on the smooth plaster, giving the palace an even more spectacular appearance, aimed at rousing amazement and wonder.
If you look carefully at some of the expressive masks, their petrified screaming and violent looks carved in the stone, their story seems to come to life.

Plaster and stone

The two materials that make up the façade of the Palazzo Beneventano have very different characteristics.
Touch them and you will notice the smooth texture of the plaster used to cover the wall face, and the roughness of the stone.
Thanks to the skill of the craftspeople, the stone takes on bold shapes that bestow dynamics and sculptural quality upon the building.

The Staircase of Angels

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

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The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

Luminous sacred spaces

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

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

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

The works in the church

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

St. Agatha and the candelore

The art of maiolica

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

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City and nature

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The Church of St. Paul

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The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

The two churches

The city palace

The new roads of the city

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

The eagle-shaped city

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

The church and the college

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

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

The church and the monastery

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The interior and works of art

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

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

A unifying project for the city of Catania

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

The Palazzo dei due mori

The articulated interior spaces

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

A heritage of votive works

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The palace, the town, the church

The interior of the church: space and colour

The Church of St. Francis

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

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

The Benedictines’ library

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

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Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

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The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

A story of rebirth

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

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The Franciscan convent

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Virtuosity, decorations and altars

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

Art in the cathedral

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The Church of St. Benedict

Reconstruction after the earthquake

One city, three sites

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

Altars, saints and sculptural works

A stone garden

The casket of austerity under the great dome

The expansion of space and changing reality

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

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

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

The city within the city

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

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

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Baroque creativity: recurring themes

A Nobel Prize in Modica

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

Religious architecture

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A casket of precious works

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion