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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

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,...
Plough Gibellina
ARATRO
L’Aratro – The plough was conceived as a prop for the La tragedia di Didone, regina...
Earthquarke 1968 Gibellina
TERREMOTO DEL 1968
In 1968 the earthquake of the Belice Valley destroyed Gibellina. The town was completely rebuilt...
Fountain Gibellina
FONTANA
A work by Andrea Castellan in 1968, this Fontana - Fountain in travertine marble, like all the...
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...
MUSEO EN PLEIN AIR Gibellina
MUSEO EN PLEIN AIR
Gibellina Nuova is a large museum en plein air with sculptures, fine architectural buildings,...
Mufuletti Gibellina
MUFULETTI
Soft rolls aromatized with wild fennel are made: they are excellent eaten warm and dressed with oil

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