Scicli

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

sight
Colourful lights

The interior of the church of San Giovanni Evangelista is a joy to behold.
The perception of colours in the oval space is enhanced by the colourful lights coming from the upper windows at the base of the large vault.
Visitors are enveloped by rich interior decorations including stuccoes, frescoes and decorations, ordered and marked in a geometric grid drawn by columns and bands.

taste
Teste di turco

Teste di turco (Turkish heads) are typical desserts from Scicli.
These large cream puffs are filled with ricotta cheese or custard.
The shape is reminiscent of the turban of the Saracens from which the Scicli people freed themselves in 1091, after a difficult battle that is remembered each year during the popular feast of the Madonna of the Militia.

The Staircase of Angels

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

A stone garden

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Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

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

A story of rebirth

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

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The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The city within the city

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

Art in the cathedral

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The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

A unifying project for the city of Catania

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

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

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

Reconstruction after the earthquake

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

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

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

City and nature

The interior of the church: space and colour

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

The casket of austerity under the great dome

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

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

The Church of St. Paul

The Church of St. Benedict

Religious architecture

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The smallest Greek theatre in the world

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

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

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

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The new roads of the city

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The Benedictines’ library

The expansion of space and changing reality

The church and the monastery

St. Agatha and the candelore

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The art of maiolica

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

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

A heritage of votive works

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The articulated interior spaces

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

The Church of St. Francis

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

The city palace

Luminous sacred spaces

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

A casket of precious works

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

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Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

The palace, the town, the church

The eagle-shaped city

The church and the college

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The Church of Madonna della Stella

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

The Palazzo dei due mori

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

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The works in the church

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

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

The two churches

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

The Franciscan convent

One city, three sites

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

Altars, saints and sculptural works

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

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A Nobel Prize in Modica

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The interior and works of art

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

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