Catania

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

sight
The evocative panorama over the city

One of the best features of this church is undoubtedly its loggia dome.
From the cantoria, or chancel, once only accessible to the nuns, you can admire the impressive 360 degree panorama.
A magnificent view allows you to admire the former monastery and the historic centre of Catania in their entirety.

hearing
The songs of the Benedictine nuns

During the feast of St. Agatha, the statue of Catania’s patron saint would be carried in front of the church and left there for some time so that from above, behind the gratings, the devout Benedictine nuns could honour the Saint with singing and prayer.
Currently the rite continues at the church of San Benedetto (St. Benedict), the new home of the Benedictine nuns.

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

The church and the college

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

The Staircase of Angels

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The new roads of the city

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

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

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

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

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

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

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

The interior of the church: space and colour

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The eagle-shaped city

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

Altars, saints and sculptural works

City and nature

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

The city palace

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

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

The casket of austerity under the great dome

The Church of St. Benedict

A casket of precious works

Religious architecture

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

One city, three sites

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

The palace, the town, the church

A heritage of votive works

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The Church of St. Francis

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

The Franciscan convent

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

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

The city within the city

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The interior and works of art

The Church of St. Paul

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

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

The Benedictines’ library

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

Luminous sacred spaces

A unifying project for the city of Catania

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

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

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The Palazzo dei due mori

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

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The art of maiolica

The works in the church

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

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

The articulated interior spaces

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

Reconstruction after the earthquake

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

The church and the monastery

The two churches

The expansion of space and changing reality

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

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

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

A Nobel Prize in Modica

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

A story of rebirth

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

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

A stone garden

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

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

St. Agatha and the candelore

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

Art in the cathedral