Enna, Sicily’s Duomo Maria SS della Visitazione is an amalgamation of architectural styles drawn from many centuries.
Sending prayers and sunshine to our friends in Catania. The Piazza Duomo of Catania in 2019.
After being sacked by Arab conquerors in 878 and its Norman-era steeple and stone roof collapsing with the historically powerful earthquake of 1693, the current baroque-style cathedral, dedicated to the Navtività di Maria Santissima, was constructed at the beginning of the 18th century. Still today, though caked with layers of architectural history, Siracusans will point…
(Pictured: The duomo of Cefalù, one of the UNESCO sites of the Arab-Norman Patrimony of Sicily.) Cefalù, Palermo Province
Piazza del Duomo in Catania, Sicily’s second largest city, features the baroque Cathedral dedicated to Sant’Agata
Bougainvillea draping the stairs leading to the Duomo di San Giorgio, Modica, Sicily
Santissimo Salvatore della Trasfigurazione (also known as Christ Pantocrator) anchors the apse of the UNESCO recognized cathedral, or duomo, of Cefalù. Boasting a remarkable Byzantine-style mosaic of Christ Pantocrator (pictured), the cathedral was commissioned in 1131 by the visionary Norman King Roger II after his ship found refuge on this spot during a harrowing storm….
The Parrocchia San Sebastiano in Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily offers a classic example of the elegant, UNESCO recognized architectural design of the “Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto.” Palazzolo Acreide is one of the towns that make up the UNESCO site. The town was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693 that flattened much of…
At first glance, this photo could have been taken in Palermo, but in fact, it is the floor of the Duomo di Casertavecchia in Campania! The Arab-Normann designs of the 12th century cathedral are most definitely related to those in Cefalù, Monreale, and Palermo, but they are located north of Naples, one of the capitals…
Merry Christmas! Buon Natale! Peace and joy to you and your loved ones. Pace e gioia a te e a tutti i tuoi cari. (16th century sculpture photographed in the Duomo di Siracusa, attributed to Domenico Gagini)