Noto

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

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Scenographic sights and cinema

The Baroque architecture has often been chosen by directors as a film set because of the enchanting views it offers over the city.
The terrace of the bell tower of the Church of San Carlo was chosen by the director Michelangelo Antonioni for his 1960 film “L’avventura” (The Adventure) with Monica Vitti and Gabriele Ferzetti.

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Lime, a precious material of Noto tradition

Lime, derived from hard limestone, is one of the oldest building materials.
Already used by the ancient Romans, it is widely used in the territories of Noto.
Lime is formed of a compact white limestone that is cooked at a very high temperature, losing weight and releasing carbon dioxide through a process called carbonatation.
In order to be used properly it must be wet, i.e. it must undergo a further hydration phase, extinguishing the quicklime in water for at least three days before its use.

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

The new roads of the city

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

The Church of St. Paul

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

A unifying project for the city of Catania

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

The articulated interior spaces

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

The art of maiolica

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

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

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

The palace, the town, the church

The Benedictines’ library

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

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

The works in the church

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

A casket of precious works

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

A heritage of votive works

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

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

Religious architecture

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

A stone garden

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

The Franciscan convent

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

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

The expansion of space and changing reality

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

Art in the cathedral

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

The Palazzo dei due mori

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

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

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

The city palace

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The church and the college

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

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The Church of St. Benedict

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

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

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

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

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

The two churches

City and nature

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

The Church of St. Francis

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

One city, three sites

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

The city within the city

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

The eagle-shaped city

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

Luminous sacred spaces

St. Agatha and the candelore

The interior and works of art

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

A story of rebirth

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

The casket of austerity under the great dome

The interior of the church: space and colour

The church and the monastery

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The Staircase of Angels

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

Altars, saints and sculptural works