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 casket of austerity under the great dome

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

One city, three sites

The Staircase of Angels

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

A heritage of votive works

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

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

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

Luminous sacred spaces

The works in the church

The Church of St. Paul

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

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

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

Reconstruction after the earthquake

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

The eagle-shaped city

The Benedictines’ library

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

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

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

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The church and the college

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

A stone garden

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

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

City and nature

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

Religious architecture

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

The city palace

The new roads of the city

Art in the cathedral

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

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

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The Church of St. Francis

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

The Franciscan convent

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

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

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

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The interior of the church: space and colour

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

A story of rebirth

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

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

A unifying project for the city of Catania

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

The city within the city

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

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

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The two churches

A casket of precious works

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

St. Agatha and the candelore

The palace, the town, the church

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

Altars, saints and sculptural works

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The art of maiolica

The church and the monastery

The expansion of space and changing reality

The articulated interior spaces

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

The Church of St. Benedict

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

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

The interior and works of art

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

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

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

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

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

The Palazzo dei due mori