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Gibellina

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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

Mother Church Gibellina
CHIESA MADRE DI QUARONI
The mother church was designed in 1972 by Ludovico Quaroni a noted town planner and architect...
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...
Orestiadi Foundation Gibellina
FONDAZIONE ORESTIADI
The prestigious Fondazione Orestiadi has, since 1991, realized and produced cultural events of...
Gibellina
PIAZZA JOSEPH BEUYS
The square is dedicated to Joseph Beuys, a German artist who was in Gibellina in 1981. On the...
Saint Joseph Gibellina
FESTA DI SAN GIUSEPPE
To honour San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) votive altars decorated with cucciddata, bread doughnuts,...
Fountain Gibellina
FONTANA
A work by Andrea Castellan in 1968, this Fontana - Fountain in travertine marble, like all the...
Festa di lu Signuri Gibellina
FESTA DI LU SIGNURI
The devotion to SS. Crocefisso is shown in May with a procession and spectacular parades of...

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