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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 of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

A casket of precious works

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

Altars, saints and sculptural works

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

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

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The Staircase of Angels

The expansion of space and changing reality

The casket of austerity under the great dome

A Nobel Prize in Modica

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

A unifying project for the city of Catania

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

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

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

Luminous sacred spaces

Reconstruction after the earthquake

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The church and the college

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

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

Religious architecture

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

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

The church and the monastery

The Church of St. Francis

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

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

The city within the city

The Church of St. Paul

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

The eagle-shaped city

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

A story of rebirth

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

The articulated interior spaces

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

The two churches

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

One city, three sites

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

Art in the cathedral

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

The art of maiolica

The interior and works of art

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

St. Agatha and the candelore

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

The Palazzo dei due mori

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

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

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

The works in the church

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

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

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

The palace, the town, the church

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

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

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

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

The new roads of the city

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

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

The interior of the church: space and colour

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

A heritage of votive works

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

The Benedictines’ library

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

The city palace

The Church of St. Benedict

City and nature

The Franciscan convent

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

A stone garden

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble