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

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

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

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The interior and works of art

A stone garden

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

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

The Church of St. Francis

The city palace

A story of rebirth

St. Agatha and the candelore

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

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

The Church of St. Paul

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

The eagle-shaped city

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

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

Altars, saints and sculptural works

The articulated interior spaces

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

Religious architecture

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

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

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

A casket of precious works

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

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

The new roads of the city

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

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

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

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

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

Luminous sacred spaces

The art of maiolica

A unifying project for the city of Catania

The Palazzo dei due mori

The city within the city

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

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

City and nature

A heritage of votive works

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The interior of the church: space and colour

The Benedictines’ library

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

The church and the college

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

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

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

The Church of St. Benedict

The church and the monastery

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

Art in the cathedral

The Staircase of Angels

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The works in the church

A Nobel Prize in Modica

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

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

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

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

The two churches

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

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

The palace, the town, the church

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

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

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

The expansion of space and changing reality

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

The Franciscan convent

The casket of austerity under the great dome

One city, three sites

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

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family