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The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

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Furnishing and innovation

The furniture used to furnish the houses of wealthy families followed the fashion of the time.
Louis XV style spread between 1720 and 1760 and was a revolution in furnishing that reflected the luxurious and refined lifestyle of the French nobility.
It was a period of great innovation in woodworking techniques.
There was a preference for slender, light and highly decorated structures inspired by the Italian and German Rococo.

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

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

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

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

Altars, saints and sculptural works

One city, three sites

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

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

The expansion of space and changing reality

The two churches

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The Church of St. Francis

The city within the city

The casket of austerity under the great dome

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

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

The art of maiolica

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

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

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

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The church and the college

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

St. Agatha and the candelore

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

The interior of the church: space and colour

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

Religious architecture

City and nature

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

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

The works in the church

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

The Benedictines’ library

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

A casket of precious works

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

The Church of St. Benedict

The eagle-shaped city

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The palace, the town, the church

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

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

The interior and works of art

The church and the monastery

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

The Staircase of Angels

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

A heritage of votive works

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

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

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

Art in the cathedral

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

Luminous sacred spaces

A unifying project for the city of Catania

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

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The Franciscan convent

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The city palace

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

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

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

A story of rebirth

The Church of St. Paul

A stone garden

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

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

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

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

The Palazzo dei due mori

The Church of Madonna della Stella

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The new roads of the city

The articulated interior spaces

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

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

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

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The Church of St. John the Evangelist