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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

Plough Gibellina
ARATRO
L’Aratro – The plough was conceived as a prop for the La tragedia di Didone, regina...
Ethnoantropological Museum Gibellina
MUSEO ETNOANTROPOLOGICO DEL LAVORO COBNTADINO
The Ethno-anthropological Museum, in the botanic gardens, is another type of museum which...
MUSEO EN PLEIN AIR Gibellina
MUSEO EN PLEIN AIR
Gibellina Nuova is a large museum en plein air with sculptures, fine architectural buildings,...
The ruins of Gibellina Gibellina
RUDERI DI GIBELLINA
The ruins from the earthquake were also transformed into a work of art by Alberto Burri who,...
Mufuletti Gibellina
MUFULETTI
Soft rolls aromatized with wild fennel are made: they are excellent eaten warm and dressed with oil
Meeting Gibellina
MEETING DI CONSAGRA
Pietro Consagra who designed it in 1976, defined it as the first frontal building coming from my...
Earthquarke 1968 Gibellina
ANNIVERSARIO DEL TERREMOTO
The earthquake determined a change in the history of the village: during the night between the...
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...

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