The senses tell the story of the Church and Convent of San Francesco d’Assisi all’Immacolata


Sandstone, also called pietra pece because of its shades of very dark grey, is a very ancient sedimentary rock. It dates back to the Cenozoic Era, which ranges from 65 million to around 2 million years ago.
The colour of this sedimentary rock is given by the percentage of bitumen varying from 4% to 10%, a characteristic that make it suitable for damp places and flooring.pietra arenaria

An asymmetrical element on the façade

As you look at the façade of the Church of San Francesco d’Assisi all’Immacolata, you will notice an interesting curved element similar to an apse that creates an asymmetric effect, the Chapel of the Santissimo Sacramento Ritrovato.
The interior of the chapel is equally scenic, enriched by stuccoes and decorated ceramic flooring.

Art in the cathedral

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

The casket of austerity under the great dome

The church and the monastery

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

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

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

The new roads of the city

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

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

The Palazzo dei due mori

The two churches

A casket of precious works

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

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

St. Agatha and the candelore

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

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

The Church of St. Francis

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

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

The works in the church

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

A stone garden

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

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

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The city palace

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

One city, three sites

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The Benedictines’ library

The interior of the church: space and colour

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

Altars, saints and sculptural works

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

A story of rebirth

The Franciscan convent

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

City and nature

The city within the city

Luminous sacred spaces

The eagle-shaped city

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

The art of maiolica

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

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The Church of St. Benedict

The interior and works of art

The palace, the town, the church

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

Religious architecture

The articulated interior spaces

The church and the college

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The Church of St. Paul

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

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

The Staircase of Angels

The expansion of space and changing reality

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

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

A heritage of votive works

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

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

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

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

A unifying project for the city of Catania

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

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

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

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape