Modica

The senses tell about Palazzo Napolino Tommasi Rosso

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The listening masks

The masks of Palazzo Napolino Tommasi Rosso have been watching over Via Francesco Crispi for centuries and have witnessed the passage from one era to another, right to the present day. If they could tell us what they have seen and heard, they would prove how much the world has changed.
Never taking their eyes off of passers-by, the listening masks will continue, like they did in the past, to follow anyone who happens to be on Via Crispi.

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The dark railing

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La scura ringhiera

Palazzo Napolino Tommasi Rosso was built with a pure white stone, whose pallor is broken up from time to time by the railings of the elegant wrought iron balconies.
The curved, round-bottomed railings create an interesting contrast that adds vitality to the façade.
The white stone and the protruding black railings together create a special effect caused by the use of two very different colours.

The wall comes to life

The cathedral of Sant’Agata: a lengthy reconstruction

Fontana della Ninfa Zizza, public water in the town

Some prestigious works

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

The theatre of taste

The Burgos crucifix

The Feast of San Giacomo (St. James)

A city in colour

The Barresi-Branciforte lords

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Sebastiano

One city, two sites

A Nobel Prize in Modica

Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata, who is the architect?

Feasting in Palazzolo

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

The interior and its masterpieces

San Nicolò l’Arena: an unfinished church

Baroque and the loss of equilibrium in the 16th century

A half-Baroque church

The façade used as a puppet theatre

A long reconstruction

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The Maiolica of the staircase

From the contrast of the exterior to the internal jubilation of colours

A new site for a new city

A colourful floor

A design by Vincenzo Sinatra

A feast only for Scicli

The two churches

New roads for Catania

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

Discovering the mother church

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

Many owners, one palace

Church of San Giuliano (St. Julian) on Via dei Crociferi: reconstruction

The senses tell the Mother Church of San Nicolò and of the Santissimo Salvatore

The role of the religious orders in rebuilding the Val di Noto

A symbol for the town

Prominent façade

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

The Benedictine Monastery, one of the largest in Europe

From St. Thomas to St. Joseph

Between white and black

The kitchen, a treasure chest of colours

St. Sebastian, so much work!

The Infiorata, a feast of colours and flowers

A talking palace

The city of museums

A hall for the feasts

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

Two illustrious patron saints

The senses tell the story of the church of San Giovanni Battista

The senses tell about Palazzo La Rocca

The internal colours

A new palace for the La Rocca lords

Militello, the story of an enlightened fiefdom

Some masterpieces

The senses tell about Palazzo Napolino Tommasi Rosso

The colours of the cathedral

A miniature city

Rosario Gagliardi, the maestro of the Val di Noto

A triumph of colour

St. Agatha and the giant candelabras

Connections with other UNESCO sites

The senses tell the story of the Church of the Annunciation

The senses tell the story of the church of San Giuseppe

Corbels: a celebration of the Nicolaci family

Places of knowledge: the Benedictines’ library

The Staircase of Angels

A small room with a golden entrance

A new site for a new church

A new entrance for Santa Chiara (St. Claire)

The senses tell about Palazzo Nicolaci

Modica, a city with ancient origins

The character of Badia Sant’Agata

The disastrous earthquake

One city, three sites

The Baroque town by the sea

Freedom of worship and the role of the Catholic Church in the diffusion of Baroque

The church of Carmine

Searching for colour

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

San Benedetto: a treasure reopened to the public

Feast days

A prominent church

The senses tell the story of the church of Santa Maria del Carmelo

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The chocolate of Modica

Norman apses

An eagle-shaped city

Wonderful quick decorations

Limestone, the colour of harmony

A majestic and luminous church

From International Gothic to present day

A square as the heart of the city

The senses tell the Benedictine Monastery and San NicoIò l’Arena

A museum to save a tradition

The Supernatural dimension of the chapel of the Santissimo Sacramento