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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

Altar of Saint Joseph; Gibellina
ALTARI E PANI DI SAN GIUSEPPE
To honour San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) votive altars decorated with cucciddata, bread doughnuts,...
Ethnoantropological Museum Gibellina
MUSEO ETNOANTROPOLOGICO DEL LAVORO COBNTADINO
The Ethno-anthropological Museum, in the botanic gardens, is another type of museum which...
Saint Joseph Gibellina
FESTA DI SAN GIUSEPPE
To honour San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) votive altars decorated with cucciddata, bread doughnuts,...
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...
Ludovico Corrao Gibellina
LUDOVICO CORRAO
The new city was built on a plain 18 km away, and is like a large museum en plein air wished...
Museum of Mediterranean Themes Gibellina
MUSEO DELLE TRAME MEDITERRANEE
Museum of Mediterranean Themes which has collections of costumes, jewellery, ceramics, textiles...
Star Gibellina
STELLA DI CONSAGRA
To welcome one into the city of art and wished for by senator Ludovico Corrao, is the ...
Gibellina nuova Gibellina
GIBELLINA NUOVA
Gibellina nuova is the biggest contemporary outdoor work of art in the world, with an...

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