The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

Staircases and panoramas

The staircase of San Giorgio, besides being an important link between the upper and lower cities of Modica, is one of the best panoramic places where you can fully appreciate the city’s urban structure. A scenographic point that establishes a visual union between the two ridges where the city stands.
Scalinate e panorami

Melodies from the church

On a visit to the Cathedral of San Giorgio you can still appreciate the notes from the four keyboards, eighty stops and three thousand pipes of the monumental church organ designed by Casimiro Allieri, which still works today and is used for the most important liturgical celebrations. It is an instrument with a scenic architectural structure and exceptional sound quality that offers a sensory experience still appreciated today in a very sacred place.
dettaglio canne organo organo

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The casket of austerity under the great dome

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

A heritage of votive works

The Benedictines’ library

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

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

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

One city, three sites

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

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

The two churches

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

The works in the church

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

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

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

The art of maiolica

City and nature

Religious architecture

The interior and works of art

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

A unifying project for the city of Catania

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

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

A stone garden

St. Agatha and the candelore

A casket of precious works

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

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The Church of St. Paul

The interior of the church: space and colour

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

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

A Nobel Prize in Modica

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

The expansion of space and changing reality

The palace, the town, the church

The Staircase of Angels

The Franciscan convent

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

The city within the city

The Church of St. Francis

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The Church of St. Benedict

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

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The city palace

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

The church and the college

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

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

The articulated interior spaces

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

Altars, saints and sculptural works

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

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

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

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

The new roads of the city

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

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

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

The church and the monastery

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

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

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

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

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

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

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

A story of rebirth

The Palazzo dei due mori

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The eagle-shaped city

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

Reconstruction after the earthquake

Art in the cathedral

Luminous sacred spaces

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The senses tell the Church of San Michele