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Gibellina

Town Hall

In 1968 the earthquake of the Belice Valley destroyed Gibellina. The town was completely rebuilt a few kilometres away, giving life to the largest open air Museum in the world. Numerous artists contributed, in fact, to the reconstruction, dotting the landscape with bold sculptures and architecture which can be admired whist walking through the streets. The ruins from the earthquake were also transformed into a work of art by Alberto Burri who, covering them with a cement cast, made an enormous Cretto. In the Civic Museum of Contemporary Art, the works of the main artists who worked in Gibellina during the reconstruction phase can be admired: Accardi, Consagra, Rotella, Guttuso, Schifano and Sanfilippo, to name but a few. During the summer period, the Orestiadi collection continues the avant-garde vocation of the town, with a theatre, poetry, visual arts and music review.

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The beauties di (en)Gibellina

Earthquarke 1968 Gibellina
ANNIVERSARIO DEL TERREMOTO
The earthquake determined a change in the history of the village: during the night between the...
Mount Finestrelle Gibellina
MONTE FINESTRELLE
The natural landscape belongs completely to the chalky nature of Mount Finestrelle; it is not an...
Secret Garden 2 Gibellina
GIARDINO SEGRETO 2
The Giardino Segreto 2 – Secret Garden 2  is a work by Francesco Venezia. The four...
Fountain Gibellina
FONTANA
A work by Andrea Castellan in 1968, this Fontana - Fountain in travertine marble, like all the...
New Cemetery Gibellina
CIMITERO NUOVO
The new cemetery gates are by Consagra (1920-2005). They are inspired respectively by...
Mount Finestrelle, chalky roks Gibellina
BOSCO DI MONTE FINESTRELLE
The natural landscape belongs completely to the chalky nature of Mount Finestrelle; it is not an...
Mother Church Gibellina
CHIESA MADRE DI QUARONI
The mother church was designed in 1972 by Ludovico Quaroni a noted town planner and architect...
Town Hall Gibellina
MUNICIPIO
Designed and realised in 1972 by Alberto Samonà, Giuseppe Samonà and Vittorio...

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