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.

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

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

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

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

City and nature

The expansion of space and changing reality

Altars, saints and sculptural works

The interior and works of art

The interior of the church: space and colour

The city within the city

The eagle-shaped city

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

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

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

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

The casket of austerity under the great dome

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

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

The art of maiolica

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

Religious architecture

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The Palazzo dei due mori

Reconstruction after the earthquake

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The church and the monastery

The two churches

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

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

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

A story of rebirth

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

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

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

Luminous sacred spaces

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

The city palace

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

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

A Nobel Prize in Modica

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

The Church of Madonna della Stella

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

The Benedictines’ library

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

The works in the church

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

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

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

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

The Franciscan convent

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

A stone garden

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

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

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

A unifying project for the city of Catania

Art in the cathedral

A casket of precious works

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The Church of St. Francis

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

One city, three sites

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The new roads of the city

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The Church of St. Paul

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

St. Agatha and the candelore

A heritage of votive works

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

The articulated interior spaces

The palace, the town, the church

The church and the college

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

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

The Church of St. Benedict

The Staircase of Angels

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix