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 senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

A casket of precious works

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

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

The interior and works of art

Luminous sacred spaces

The Franciscan convent

Art in the cathedral

The casket of austerity under the great dome

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The two churches

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

St. Agatha and the candelore

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

The art of maiolica

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The Staircase of Angels

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

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

The church and the monastery

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

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

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

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

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

City and nature

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

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

Reconstruction after the earthquake

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

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

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

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

The palace, the town, the church

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

A unifying project for the city of Catania

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

The Church of St. Paul

The eagle-shaped city

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

A stone garden

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

The new roads of the city

The works in the church

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

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

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

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 Benedictines’ library

Religious architecture

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

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

The expansion of space and changing reality

The articulated interior spaces

The city within the city

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

The Church of St. Francis

The church and the college

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

The interior of the church: space and colour

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

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

Altars, saints and sculptural works

A heritage of votive works

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The Church of St. Benedict

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The Palazzo dei due mori

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

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

The city palace

One city, three sites

The Church of Madonna della Stella

A story of rebirth