Baroque of the Val di Noto - Vol. 2: Ragusa 

Baroque of the Val di Noto Volume 2 Ragusa

Palazzo La Rocca (Photo © Ignazio Caloggero)

Author: Ignazio Caloggero - ISBN: 9788894321937 ISBN-A: 10.978.88943219/37

Pages: 106 (E-Book pdf) (the book can be downloaded at the same time as the purchase)

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In particular, the second volume, of 106 pages, describes the main monuments of the Ragusa Baroque and is illustrated by over 120 images.

For each reported monument, a link is included to the web form of the 3.0 multimedia database created by the Helios “Data Maps Heritage” Study Center. The web page is characterized by the fact that it is georeferenced and therefore visible on an interactive map and with the possibility of identifying the path to reach the monument.


Sortino Trono Palace (Photo © Ignazio Caloggero)

The multivolume work is made up as follows:

  • Vol. 1: Baroque World Heritage Site
  • Vol. 2: Ragusa
  • Vol.3: Modica and Scicli
  • Vol.4: Noto and Palazzolo Acreide
  • Vol.5: Caltagirone and Militello in Val di Catania
  • Vol. 6: Catania

The first volume illustrates the Baroque style, its history and the main Italian and Sicilian characters who have influenced the style which some call the "non-style". In addition, the UNESCO recognition card is illustrated and the difference between monuments and sites actually included in the World Heritage List (World Heritage List).

All the other volumes instead describe, accompanied by a rich photographic documentation (over 700 images), the main monuments testifying to the late Baroque falling in the 8 municipalities interested in UNESCO recognition.

Cathedral of San Giorgio (Photo © Ignazio Caloggero)

The work “Barocco del Val di Noto precedes 8 tourist and multimedia guides, one for each city affected by UNESCO recognition, where the entire cultural heritage will be described: historical-artistic, naturalistic, archaeological, intangible and enogastronomic heritage. Each guide will also include useful information for tourists, including information on accommodation and catering facilities and tourist services in general.

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Summary: Baroque of the Val di Noto Volume 2 Ragusa

Presentation. 6

Ragusa .. 8

The city .. 8

The Ragusa Baroque .. 10

First Group: Quartiere degli Archi 12

Church of SS. Souls in Purgatory. 12

Cosentini Palace 15

Church of Idria. 21

Palace of the Chancellery. 27

Sortino Throne Palace. 29

Church of San Filippo Neri 31

Second group: District of San Giorgio and Corso XXV Aprile. 32

Palazzo La Rocca (Sant'Ippolito) 32

Cathedral of San Giorgio. 38

Church of San Giuseppe. 45

Church of S. Antonino. 49

Palace of Four. 51

Church of S. Maria Maddalena. 52

Auditorium of San Vincenzo Ferreri 54

Third Group: Piazza Chiaramonte. 58

Battaglia Palace. 58

Church of the Annunziata. 60

Church and Convent of S. Francesco all'Immacolata. 61

Fourth Group: Via Torrenuova .. 63

Church of SS. Found. 63

Church and Convent of S. Maria del Gesù. 65

Church of S. Maria dello Spasimo. 69

Floridia Palace. 71

Church of S. Maria dei Miracoli 72

Fifth group: Ragusa Superiore. 73

Church of S. Maria delle Scale. 73

Bertini Palace 78

Zacco Palace. 83

Lupis Palace. 88

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. 89

Church of SS. Ecce Homo. 97

Episcopal Palace. 98

Casino of the Schininas. 100

The Sicily Heritage Project .. 101

Bibliography .. 104

Baroque of the Val di Noto Ragusa


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