Ragusa

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

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Portals as front curtains

The entrance portal to the Palazzo della Cancelleria stands out from the façade, occupying a large part of it. It unravels like a front curtain, ready to welcome an equally admirable scene inside. It is animated by the mixtilinear trabeation that surmounts it.

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Pietra pece, a rock from Ragusa with multiple uses

Pietra pece is one of the most commonly used materials in the Hyblaean landscape.
Also called bituminous rock, this stone takes on different shades of grey and brown and is characterised by veins and surface irregularities.
Touching the stone is the best way to appreciate its nature.

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Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The art of maiolica

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Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

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Reconstruction after the earthquake

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Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

The interior and works of art

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

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The new roads of the city

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

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

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

The city within the city

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Virtuosity, decorations and altars

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Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

The church and the college

The Church of St. Francis

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

St. Agatha and the candelore

The interior of the church: space and colour

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

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The Church of Madonna della Stella

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From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

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

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

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The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

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

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

Art in the cathedral

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

A casket of precious works

The works in the church

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

The two churches

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

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The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The Benedictines’ library

The expansion of space and changing reality

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The casket of austerity under the great dome

A Nobel Prize in Modica

City and nature

Luminous sacred spaces

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

One city, three sites

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The Staircase of Angels

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Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

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The church and the monastery

A heritage of votive works

The articulated interior spaces

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

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Religious architecture

Altars, saints and sculptural works

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

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

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

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

The city palace

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The palace, the town, the church

The Church of St. Paul

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The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

The Franciscan convent

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