The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

White limestone

The church of San Domenico, like most of the late Baroque architecture of Noto built after the earthquake of 1693, is made of limestone, which gives it great chromatic homogeneity. The white stone is tinged with warm hues at sunset, offering a spectacle of unique beauty.

A place of silence: the crypt of the Dominican friars

The crypt of the church of San Domenico is where the Dominican friars were taken when they died.
This is one of the main places of silence in the church, a small space characterised by few elements such as an altar and closed arcades.
It is interesting to note the stark contrast between the bare and essential architectural structure of the crypt and the grandeur of the church’s spaces.

The colourful scenographic elements

The interior of the church of San Domenico is characterised by an entirely white environment, with very high walls decorated with bright stuccoes that give the setting a solemn and scenic appearance.
However, there are some elements that stand out from all the whiteness, including the majestic main altar and the gilded wooden ciborium made by Antonio Basile.
The former is embellished with red and white marble and the latter, made with a wonderful curvilinear structure, encloses the Virgin and Child.

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

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

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

The eagle-shaped city

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

St. Agatha and the candelore

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The works in the church

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

The Franciscan convent

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The church and the monastery

The city palace

The Church of St. Benedict

The Church of St. Paul

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

The two churches

The church and the college

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

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

One city, three sites

The palace, the town, the church

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

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

The Palazzo dei due mori

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

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The new roads of the city

A heritage of votive works

The art of maiolica

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

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The expansion of space and changing reality

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

City and nature

The interior and works of art

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The casket of austerity under the great dome

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

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

Altars, saints and sculptural works

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

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

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

A unifying project for the city of Catania

Religious architecture

A stone garden

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

A Nobel Prize in Modica

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

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

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

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

The Benedictines’ library

The articulated interior spaces

A story of rebirth

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

The Church of St. Francis

The city within the city

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

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

A casket of precious works

The Staircase of Angels

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

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

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

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

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

Luminous sacred spaces

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

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

The interior of the church: space and colour

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

Art in the cathedral