Ragusa

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

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The ancient depictions for San Giorgio

The scenic staircase of the church of San Giorgio hosted performances of plays about the patron saint until the 18th century.
The stories performed on the staircase, used as an open-air stage, told of the chivalrous deeds of “Giorgio di Capocci” who freed the Queen of Berito from the Dragon, but there were also other comedies, tragedies and operas.

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The Feast of St. George

On the occasion of the feast of St. George, the Mother Church becomes even more lively and scenic thanks to festive decorations made with old red drapes and flower arrangements.
During the feast the statue of St. George and the Holy Ark are taken out of the niches above the side doors and transported to the sides of the transept to be admired by worshippers before the procession.
festa di San Giorgio

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The limestone of the Gagini altarpiece

The Gagini altarpiece is made entirely of limestone, the most widespread stone in the territory of Ragusa and Modica, extracted from the Hyblaean quarries.
Touching this work would allow us to understand the consistency of the soft limestone, which, thanks to the skilful work of the sculptors, becomes malleable and bestows a near-realistic three-dimensionality upon the work.
santo a cavallo

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

The two churches

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

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

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

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

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

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

The Church of St. Francis

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

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

The new roads of the city

The interior of the church: space and colour

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The works in the church

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

A casket of precious works

The Franciscan convent

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

The Church of St. Benedict

The Church of Madonna della Stella

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

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

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

The Palazzo dei due mori

The casket of austerity under the great dome

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

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

A unifying project for the city of Catania

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

Religious architecture

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

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

The city palace

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

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

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

Altars, saints and sculptural works

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

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

The Staircase of Angels

The expansion of space and changing reality

The church and the college

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

The interior and works of art

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

St. Agatha and the candelore

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

The palace, the town, the church

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

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

The art of maiolica

A story of rebirth

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

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

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

A stone garden

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

The eagle-shaped city

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The church and the monastery

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The Benedictines’ library

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

Luminous sacred spaces

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

A heritage of votive works

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

Art in the cathedral

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

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

One city, three sites

The city within the city

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

City and nature

The Church of St. Paul

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

The articulated interior spaces

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

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