Modica

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

sight
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

hearing
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

One city, three sites

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

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

A Nobel Prize in Modica

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

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

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

The articulated interior spaces

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

The works in the church

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

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

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

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

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

The Staircase of Angels

The eagle-shaped city

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

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The Benedictines’ library

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

A heritage of votive works

City and nature

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

The Palazzo dei due mori

The expansion of space and changing reality

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

A casket of precious works

The casket of austerity under the great dome

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The church and the college

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

The Church of St. Francis

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

A stone garden

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

The church and the monastery

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

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

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

Reconstruction after the earthquake

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The Church of St. Paul

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

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

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

Altars, saints and sculptural works

The new roads of the city

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The city within the city

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The art of maiolica

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

The interior and works of art

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

The two churches

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

Luminous sacred spaces

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

Art in the cathedral

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

The palace, the town, the church

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

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

The Church of St. Benedict

Religious architecture

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

The city palace

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

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

The interior of the church: space and colour

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

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

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

A story of rebirth

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

A unifying project for the city of Catania

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The Franciscan convent

St. Agatha and the candelore

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi