Photographer's Note

In the Piazza Duomo of Ragusa and among a set of baroque palaces, the Duomo di S. Giorgio appears, the work of the architect of Siracusa Rosario Gagliardi, who signed several important works throughout the Noto valley. Started in 1738, in the place where the church of S. Niccol was built (destroyed by the earthquake of 1693), it was finished in 1775. Gagliardi exploits the original idea of the tower facade, used in other projects, making a temple of slender form that is one of the most beautiful of the Sicilian baroque.

The high dome, 43 m, was completed in 1820 and is the work of Carmelo Cultrari. A cast iron gate (1880) by Angelo Paradiso surrounds the staircase with 54 steps. The interior is a Latin cross plan, the stained glass windows represent the martyrdom of the Saint and are from 1926 and designed by Amalia Panicati.

An appreciable relief in wood can be admired on the greater door. The paintings: the Immacolata, Gloria di S. Nicola, Angelo Custode of Vito d'Anna, S. Gaudenzia by Antonio Manno.

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En la piazza Duomo de Ragusa y entre un conjunto de palacios barrocos aparece el Duomo di S. Giorgio, obra del arquitecto de Siracusa Rosario Gagliardi, que firm varias obras importantes en todo el valle de Noto. Iniciado en 1738, en el lugar en el que se eriga la Iglesia di S. Niccol (destruida por el terremoto de 1693), se termin de construir en 1775. Gagliardi explota la idea original de la fachada torre, utilizada en otros proyectos, realizando un templo de forma esbelta que es uno de los ms bellos del barroco siciliano.

La alta cpula, 43 m, fue terminada en 1820 y es obra de Carmelo Cultrari. Una verja de hierro colado (1880) obra de Angelo Paradiso rodea la escalinata de 54 escalones. El interior es de planta en cruz latina, las vidrieras historiadas representan el martirio del Santo y son de 1926 y diseo de Amalia Panicati.

Un apreciable relieve en madera se puede admirar sobre la puerta mayor. Las pinturas: la Immacolata, Gloria di S. Nicola, Angelo Custode de Vito dAnna, S. Gaudenzia de Antonio Manno.

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