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  • The salts-pans area in Nubia, Trapani
    The salt pan area in Nubia, Trapani
  • Citrons and tangerins at the market in Catania
    Citrons and tangerins at the market in Catania
  • A corner of the 18th century village of Marzamemi, Syracuse
    A corner of the 18th century village of Marzamemi, Syracuse
  • The stunning Scala dei Turchi near Realmonte, Agrigento
    The stunning Scala dei Turchi near Realmonte, Agrigento
  • A colorful wall again in Marzamemi, Syracuse
    A colorful wall again in Marzamemi, Syracuse
  • Local folklore in the Medieval town of Gangi, Madonie area
    Local folklore in the Medieval town of Gangi, Madonie area

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A glance over the art of Sicily


The prehistorical age

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At the end of the Paleolithic age, Sicily was showed to have traces of human beings. A great number of caves which are to be found along the northwest coasts of Sicily in their rock paintings reveal the presence of …
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From the Greek to the Byzantine age

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The architectonic witnesses left by Greeks and Romans in the island of gods are the most beautiful artistic expressions of the antiquity. The Greeks landed in Sicily in the 8th century B.C., invariably founding their colonies by the sea or …
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From the Arabs to the Mannierism period

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The Arab influence is very much more strongly apparent in the central-plan buildings in Mazara area and mostly in the Palermo churches of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, San Cataldo, Santo Spirito, as well as in some important Palazzi such as …
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From the Baroque age to the decadentism period

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Sicily is a naturally Baroque island. Baroque explodes in the stone ornamentations, in the architectural structures, in the cromatic sensuality of the frescoes which embellish the coastal and inland cities and towns. The Baroque spectacle begins in the City of …
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