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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...
Mount Finestrelle Gibellina
MONTE FINESTRELLE
The natural landscape belongs completely to the chalky nature of Mount Finestrelle; it is not an...
Houses of Stefano Gibellina
BAGLIO DI STEFANO
Originally this baglio, architectural structure typical in the Trapani area, was a farm. It was...
Museum of Mediterranean Themes Gibellina
MUSEO DELLE TRAME MEDITERRANEE
Museum of Mediterranean Themes which has collections of costumes, jewellery, ceramics, textiles...
Meeting Gibellina
MEETING DI CONSAGRA
Pietro Consagra who designed it in 1976, defined it as the first frontal building coming from my...
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...
PALAZZO DI LORENZO Gibellina
PALAZZO DI LORENZO
Designed in 1981 by the architect Francesco Venezia, it is an intriguing house-museum which, in...
Cretto Gibellina
CRETTO DI BURRI
On the ruins of the earthquake between 1985 and 1989, Alberto Burri spread enormous cast of...

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