The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

In memory of Bellini

The church has an unbreakable bond with music.
The cathedral of St. Agatha is not only home to a magnificent organ, now located above the entrance, but it also houses the remains of the great composer Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Though he died very young, he was recognised as one of the greatest composers of his time.
The artist’s tomb was created in 1876 by Giovanni Battista Tassara and is located next to one of the pillars of the right nave.

The difference between marble and lava stone

differenza tra il marmo e la pietra lavicaMarble and lava stone, which have very different physical and aesthetic characteristics, are the two most common materials in the construction of the Cathedral of Sant’Agata (St. Agatha).
This contrast, which is already perceptible to the naked eye, becomes immediately clear when touching the materials: the marble is smooth and cold, and the lava stone porous and warm.

Scenography and wonder

The cathedral of Sant’Agata (St. Agatha) is set in a truly unique environmental and architectural context. Its scenographic composition never fails to amaze.
Your gaze will meander through the domes, the multiple viewpoints offered by the square, and Etna in the background. Its unique beauty changes continuously according to your vantage point.

One city, three sites

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

The articulated interior spaces

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

Reconstruction after the earthquake

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

Altars, saints and sculptural works

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

A Nobel Prize in Modica

A stone garden

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The two churches

The Palazzo dei due mori

The Franciscan convent

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

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The Church of St. Benedict

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

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

The art of maiolica

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

Luminous sacred spaces

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

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

City and nature

Religious architecture

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

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

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The church and the college

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The city palace

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

A unifying project for the city of Catania

The Staircase of Angels

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

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

Art in the cathedral

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

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

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

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

St. Agatha and the candelore

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

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

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

The Church of St. Paul

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

The church and the monastery

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

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

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

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

The interior of the church: space and colour

A casket of precious works

The Benedictines’ library

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The eagle-shaped city

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

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

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

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

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

A heritage of votive works

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

The Church of St. Francis

The new roads of the city

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

The Church of Madonna della Stella

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

The palace, the town, the church

A story of rebirth

The expansion of space and changing reality

The casket of austerity under the great dome

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

The city within the city

The interior and works of art

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

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The works in the church

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

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico