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

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Sandstone

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

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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.

The Benedictines’ library

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The expansion of space and changing reality

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

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Art in the cathedral

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

City and nature

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

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

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

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Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

The Franciscan convent

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

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

A story of rebirth

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

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

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

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The city palace

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

The eagle-shaped city

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

The two churches

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

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

The church and the college

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

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

The art of maiolica

The Palazzo dei due mori

The Staircase of Angels

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

The city within the city

The Church of St. Francis

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

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

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Luminous sacred spaces

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

The Church of St. Paul

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

The Church of St. Benedict

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

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

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

A unifying project for the city of Catania

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

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

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The casket of austerity under the great dome

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

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

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

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

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The interior of the church: space and colour

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

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

One city, three sites

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

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

The new roads of the city

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

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

The church and the monastery

The works in the church

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

The interior and works of art

A heritage of votive works

St. Agatha and the candelore

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

The articulated interior spaces

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

A stone garden

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The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

Altars, saints and sculptural works

The palace, the town, the church

A casket of precious works

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Religious architecture

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