The works in the church

The interior of the church is richly decorated and features a large number of precious works.
In the sumptuous apse above the main altar stands the polychrome wooden statue of the Immaculate Conception, protected by a semicircle marked by columns between which are the two statues of St. Peter and St. Paul, housed in two Baroque-style niches.
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The three wooden statues were made in 1772 by the Neapolitan artist Pietro Padula.
A large Murano glass chandelier illuminated the apse but unfortunately was destroyed when it was moved during some maintenance work.
Two sculptural masterpieces located in the right nave are worthy of special mention.
The Madonna of Trapani, a 16th-century marble statue, and the statue group of St. Peter and the Paralysed Man, a wooden work created in 1893 by Palermo-born sculptor Benedetto Civiletti.
On the main entrance stands the majestic organ composed of 3200 pipes and two keyboards dating back to 1924, made by the Polizzi brothers. The side entrance on the left houses a wooden statue of “Christ at the Column” depicted in a red skirt reminiscent of the Christ of Burgos.
The statue is inserted in a canopy-shaped litter finely finished with stucco and gilding.

Expanded spaces, stucco and colourful lights

The Church of St. Mary of the Mountain

Fountain of the Nymph Zizza: public water in the town

St. Agatha and the candelore

The senses tell the Church of San Michele

A new site for the church of San Giorgio

Madonna of the Militia: a singular warrior virgin

The palace, the town, the church

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

The interiors: diffused light and Byzantine relics

The Church of St. Francis

Virtuosity, decorations and altars

The city of Modica, a balance between nature and urbanism

The beginning of an authentic Baroque conception

A heritage of votive works

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

Baroque creativity: recurring themes

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

The Church of St. Julian on Via dei Crociferi

A unifying project for the city of Catania

Rebirth and urban planning of the city of Noto

Scenography, lights and colours of the cathedral

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

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Beneventano

The senses tell the Church of San Domenico

A Nobel Prize in Modica

The illusion of light and the decorative splendour

Palazzo Trigona di Canicarao

The Church of Madonna della Stella

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The expansion of space and changing reality

Altars, saints and sculptural works

Baroque and the loss of balance in the 16th century

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

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Benedetto

San Domenico and Gagliardi’s work

The senses tell the Cathedral of San Giorgio

The articulated interior spaces

Palazzo Trigona: a building with a complex shape

City and nature

The senses tell of Palazzo della Cancelleria

The Staircase of Angels

Reconstruction after the earthquake

The Infiorata of Noto, a modern tradition

The new roads of the city

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

The church and the monastery

Art in the cathedral

The Palazzo dei due mori

From the end of the world to rebirth from the rubble

The senses tell about Palazzo Trigona

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

The city palace

A story of rebirth

Expansion, spatiality and light in the church of San Domenico

The art of maiolica

Unusual iconographies: the Burgos crucifix

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

A stone garden

The Madonna dei Conadomini and the art of devotion

Religious architecture

Akrai and Syracuse: an unbreakable bond

Scenography and devotion for St. Agatha

The eagle-shaped city

The senses tell the Cathedral of Sant’Agata

The church and the college

The triumph of Baroque: expansion of spaces

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

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

One city, three sites

The senses tell the story of the Church of San Paolo

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

The senses tell of the Cathedral of San Pietro

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

Luminous sacred spaces

The Antonino Uccello Birthplace Museum

Garden of Novices and the restorations by Giancarlo De Carlo

The two churches

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

The senses tell about Palazzo Ducezio

Scicli, the city of Baroque scenery

A compromise between Neoclassicism and Baroque

The city within the city

The Church of St. Paul

The Church of St. Benedict

Militello: The story of an enlightened fiefdom

The casket of austerity under the great dome

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

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

Majestic exteriors, grandiose interiors

Palazzo Zacco, a balance between sobriety and decoration

The dynamics of the Church of San Michele

The Monastery of the Benedictine nuns

The Monte delle Prestanze in the new city layout

A casket of precious works

The works in the church

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

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

The interior of the church: space and colour

Palazzo della Cancelleria: from former stable to the Nicastro family

The senses tell about Palazzo Zacco

The smallest Greek theatre in the world

The Benedictines’ library

The interior and works of art

The Franciscan convent