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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

The eagle-shaped city

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

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

A unifying project for the city of Catania

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

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

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

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

Religious architecture

A casket of precious works

City and nature

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

The interior of the church: space and colour

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

Art in the cathedral

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The city palace

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The Church of St. Benedict

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The Church of St. Francis

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

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

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The city within the city

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The church and the monastery

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

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

The art of maiolica

The casket of austerity under the great dome

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

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

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

A stone garden

The Benedictines’ library

A story of rebirth

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

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

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

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

One city, three sites

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

Altars, saints and sculptural works

The two churches

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

A Nobel Prize in Modica

St. Agatha and the candelore

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

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

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

The Church of St. Paul

The Franciscan convent

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

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

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The new roads of the city

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

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

The articulated interior spaces

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

The church and the college

The expansion of space and changing reality

The palace, the town, the church

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

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

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

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The interior and works of art

The Palazzo dei due mori

Luminous sacred spaces

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

The works in the church

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The Staircase of Angels

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

A heritage of votive works

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

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