Modica

The senses tell about Palazzo Napolino Tommasi Rosso

hearing
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 cathedral of Sant’Agata: a lengthy reconstruction

New roads for Catania

From St. Thomas to St. Joseph

The senses tell about Palazzo Nicolaci

The senses tell the story of the church of San Giuseppe

A symbol for the town

Fontana della Ninfa Zizza, public water in the town

A new palace for the La Rocca lords

Some masterpieces

A prominent church

The Benedictine Monastery, one of the largest in Europe

A design by Vincenzo Sinatra

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

Connections with other UNESCO sites

Discovering the mother church

The Supernatural dimension of the chapel of the Santissimo Sacramento

The Staircase of Angels

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Sebastiano

Many owners, one palace

Two illustrious patron saints

The Barresi-Branciforte lords

Norman apses

The interior and its masterpieces

Feasting in Palazzolo

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

Some prestigious works

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

The character of Badia Sant’Agata

A hall for the feasts

The Infiorata, a feast of colours and flowers

Modica, a city with ancient origins

The disastrous earthquake

From International Gothic to present day

The theatre of taste

St. Sebastian, so much work!

The Maiolica of the staircase

A colourful floor

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

Searching for colour

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

Corbels: a celebration of the Nicolaci family

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

The senses tell the story of the Church of the Annunciation

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

A new entrance for Santa Chiara (St. Claire)

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

The senses tell about Palazzo La Rocca

The two churches

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

The Baroque town by the sea

The internal colours

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

The church of Carmine

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

San Nicolò l’Arena: an unfinished church

Places of knowledge: the Benedictines’ library

A museum to save a tradition

San Benedetto: a treasure reopened to the public

The kitchen, a treasure chest of colours

Rosario Gagliardi, the maestro of the Val di Noto

Feast days

One city, two sites

A new site for a new church

A triumph of colour

The colours of the cathedral

The wall comes to life

Limestone, the colour of harmony

The chocolate of Modica

The façade used as a puppet theatre

Prominent façade

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

Baroque and the loss of equilibrium in the 16th century

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

An eagle-shaped city

A miniature city

A half-Baroque church

A square as the heart of the city

A new site for a new city

A long reconstruction

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

Wonderful quick decorations

Between white and black

A majestic and luminous church

One city, three sites

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

St. Agatha and the giant candelabras

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

The Feast of San Giacomo (St. James)

A Nobel Prize in Modica

A talking palace

The senses tell the story of the Church of Santa Chiara

A feast only for Scicli

Militello, the story of an enlightened fiefdom

The Burgos crucifix

A small room with a golden entrance

Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata, who is the architect?

A city in colour

The senses tell about Palazzo Napolino Tommasi Rosso

The city of museums