Palazzolo Acreide

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

Cuddure: devotion and delight in honour of St. Paul

These large bread doughnuts come from the ancient peasant civilisation.
Their origin is linked to the harvest period which coincides with the feast of St. Paul. Cuddure are votive loaves decorated with snakes in relief.
They are blessed and sold in the pronaos of the church of San Paolo.
For centuries, on the third day of the feast, carts with bread decorated with ears of corn have paraded through the streets of the entire town.

The throwing of the ‘nzareddi

During the celebrations for St. Paul, every 29th June, the patron saint’s statue is taken out of the church, announced by firecrackers and a cascade of colourful paper strips launched from the bell tower by cannons.
These paper strips are the ‘nzareddi. As they flutter through the air and fall to the ground in the square, they create wonderful, colourful scenographic effects.

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

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

The church and the college

The interior and works of art

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

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

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

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

The Staircase of Angels

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

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

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

The Benedictines’ library

The Church of St. Francis

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

A stone garden

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

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

The palace, the town, the church

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

Altars, saints and sculptural works

The city palace

City and nature

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

St. Agatha and the candelore

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

The city within the city

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

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

Religious architecture

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

A heritage of votive works

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

A unifying project for the city of Catania

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

The Franciscan convent

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

The church and the monastery

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The articulated interior spaces

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

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

The casket of austerity under the great dome

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

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

One city, three sites

The Church of St. Paul

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

Luminous sacred spaces

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

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

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

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

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

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

The expansion of space and changing reality

The two churches

A casket of precious works

The eagle-shaped city

A story of rebirth

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

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

The works in the church

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

The new roads of the city

The Church of St. Benedict

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

The art of maiolica

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

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

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

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

The Palazzo dei due mori

The interior of the church: space and colour

The Church of Madonna della Stella

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

Art in the cathedral