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The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

hearing
The mermaids’ song and the instruments’ music

The characteristic corbels of these balconies feature depictions of mermaids, musicians and musical instruments, including maracas, a flute and a trumpet.
Staring at us playfully from above, this small orchestra seems to draw our attention and invite us to enter the evocative building.
mensole sirena

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

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

The Church of St. Benedict

The works in the church

The casket of austerity under the great dome

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

The Benedictines’ library

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

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

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

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

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

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

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

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

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

The Church of St. Paul

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

St. Agatha and the candelore

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

The two churches

The new roads of the city

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

Luminous sacred spaces

Art in the cathedral

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The city palace

A heritage of votive works

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

The church and the college

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

The interior of the church: space and colour

The eagle-shaped city

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

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

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

The articulated interior spaces

Altars, saints and sculptural works

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

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

The expansion of space and changing reality

A unifying project for the city of Catania

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The art of maiolica

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

City and nature

The palace, the town, the church

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

A story of rebirth

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

Religious architecture

One city, three sites

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

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

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

The Staircase of Angels

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

The interior and works of art

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

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

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

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The church and the monastery

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

A stone garden

The city within the city

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The Palazzo dei due mori

The Franciscan convent

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

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

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

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

The Church of St. Francis

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

A casket of precious works