The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The tactile experience of materials

dettaglio colonna tortileAs you walk through the side naves of the church you will realise that the columns placed between the altars are made of different materials: some are marble, some are finished with stucco, some are fluted, some are smooth and some are Solomonic.
The use of different materials and finishes not only generates different reflections of light inside the spaces, but also different perceptions to the touch, relating to porosity, smoothness, roughness and temperature.

Modica chocolate, a famous earthly pleasure

cioccolato di ModicaLocated just a few metres from the church is the oldest chocolate shop on the island.
The original chocolate recipe is from Aztec, the land of origin of cocoa beans, and was imported by the Spanish in the early 16th century.
In Modica, the chocolate shop was opened in 1880 by Francesco Bonajuto and produces the famous chocolate according to the ancient 18th-century recipe of “cold” processing.
A visit here will satisfy your taste buds!

The Madonna Vasa

On the feast of the Madonna Vasa, the statue of the Madonna meets the statue of the Risen Christ at the foot of the steps of the Cathedral of San Pietro.
On Easter, between sacred performances and music, a rather scenic and sacred moment is celebrated and enjoyed by the community.

The casket of austerity under the great dome

The new roads of the city

A heritage of votive works

The Franciscan convent

St. Agatha and the candelore

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

A stone garden

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

The city within the city

A casket of precious works

A unifying project for the city of Catania

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

The church and the monastery

The church and the college

The Staircase of Angels

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

The Palazzo dei due mori

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The Church of St. Paul

One city, three sites

The two churches

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

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

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

The Church of St. Benedict

The works in the church

Reconstruction after the earthquake

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

A story of rebirth

The palace, the town, the church

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

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

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

City and nature

Altars, saints and sculptural works

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The expansion of space and changing reality

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

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

The Church of St. Francis

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

The interior of the church: space and colour

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The art of maiolica

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

Art in the cathedral

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The interior and works of art

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

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

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

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

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

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The eagle-shaped city

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

The Benedictines’ library

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

A Nobel Prize in Modica

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

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

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

Luminous sacred spaces

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

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

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

Religious architecture

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

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

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

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

The articulated interior spaces

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

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

The city palace

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

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

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral