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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

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...
Plough Gibellina
ARATRO
L’Aratro – The plough was conceived as a prop for the La tragedia di Didone, regina...
Orestiadi Foundation Gibellina
FONDAZIONE ORESTIADI
The prestigious Fondazione Orestiadi has, since 1991, realized and produced cultural events of...
Altar of Saint Joseph; Gibellina
ALTARI E PANI DI SAN GIUSEPPE
To honour San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) votive altars decorated with cucciddata, bread doughnuts,...
Salt Mountain Gibellina
MONTAGNA DI SALE
The  Montagna di Sale by Mimmo Paladino was designed in 1990 as a prop for La sposa di...
Star Gibellina
STELLA DI CONSAGRA
To welcome one into the city of art and wished for by senator Ludovico Corrao, is the ...
Secret Garden 2 Gibellina
GIARDINO SEGRETO 2
The Giardino Segreto 2 – Secret Garden 2  is a work by Francesco Venezia. The four...
Houses of Stefano Gibellina
BAGLIO DI STEFANO
Originally this baglio, architectural structure typical in the Trapani area, was a farm. It was...

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