Audiotour

Audiotour2. Artistic and Historical Itinerary: “Nobles and Courts of Caltanissetta and Sommatino”

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  1. Audiotour overzicht
  2. Audiotour overzicht

    More than a thousand years ago, in the Middle Ages, the valleys in the territories of Agrigento, Caltanissetta and Enna were dominated by crenelated castles, often built on top of steep rocky hilltops, like the castles of Mussomeli, Enna, Mazzarino, Butera, Delia, Falconara, Pietraperzia and Gela. If you wish to know more about these castles we invite you to have a look at the dedicated tour called “Itinerari di Pietra tra i Castelli del Nisseno" (Stone itineraries: the castles of Caltanissetta province) curated by IRPAIS (the Research and Promotion Institute for Central Sicily).

    The wealth that came from wheat cultivation in the area supported the development of refined renaissance courts which governed Sicily’s inland until the eighteenth century. Its main centres of power were Caltanissetta, Mazzarino, Piazza Armerina and Pietraperzia, which, as a result, boast many renaissance and baroque churches and fine works of art by European and local artists, thus demonstrating an unsuspected but lively cultural activity. You will be amazed!

    Translated from the original Italian by Agnese Tomasella, MLitt in Museum Studies and Museum consultant for Rete Museale Culturale e Ambientale  del Centro Sicilia (The Central Sicily Museums, Culture and Nature Network)

    This audio guide is part of the project Sicilia Beni Culturali for izi.TRAVEL coordinated by Elisa Bonacini, University of Catania

  3. 1 Palazzo Moncada: Civic Art Gallery
  4. 2 The Church of Sant’Agata and Its Jesuit College
  5. 3 The Church of the Madonna della Grazia and the Augustinian monastery
  6. 4 The Church of Santa Flavia and the Benedictine Monastery
  7. 5 The Cathedral of Santa Maria la Nova
  8. 6 The Church of Santa Croce and The Benedictine Convent
  9. 7 The Church of San Domenico and its Dominican Monastery
  10. 8 The Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Franciscan Monastery
  11. 9 The Church of the Madonna Assunta and the annexed Capuchin Monastery
  12. 10 Trabia House
  13. 11 The Civic Tower of Sommatino
  14. 12 The Ethnographic Museum of Palazzo Cigno-Costantino
  1. Audiotour overzicht

    More than a thousand years ago, in the Middle Ages, the valleys in the territories of Agrigento, Caltanissetta and Enna were dominated by crenelated castles, often built on top of steep rocky hilltops, like the castles of Mussomeli, Enna, Mazzarino, Butera, Delia, Falconara, Pietraperzia and Gela. If you wish to know more about these castles we invite you to have a look at the dedicated tour called “Itinerari di Pietra tra i Castelli del Nisseno" (Stone itineraries: the castles of Caltanissetta province) curated by IRPAIS (the Research and Promotion Institute for Central Sicily).

    The wealth that came from wheat cultivation in the area supported the development of refined renaissance courts which governed Sicily’s inland until the eighteenth century. Its main centres of power were Caltanissetta, Mazzarino, Piazza Armerina and Pietraperzia, which, as a result, boast many renaissance and baroque churches and fine works of art by European and local artists, thus demonstrating an unsuspected but lively cultural activity. You will be amazed!

    Translated from the original Italian by Agnese Tomasella, MLitt in Museum Studies and Museum consultant for Rete Museale Culturale e Ambientale  del Centro Sicilia (The Central Sicily Museums, Culture and Nature Network)

    This audio guide is part of the project Sicilia Beni Culturali for izi.TRAVEL coordinated by Elisa Bonacini, University of Catania

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