Lat: 37° 48' 53.13760" N - Long: 12° 52' 20.53802" E
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When the ancient village of Gibellina was destroyed by the terrible earthquake of 1968, the town of Gibellina Nuova was built, but the new town was built with fees that did not meet the needs of the inhabitants of the old Gibellina, so the functionality of the spaces has never been used as the constructors would have hoped, with the result that the inhabitants almost feel like guests in a country that they don't feel.
In the 80s the mayor Ludovico Corrao, thinking that art could return "a soul" to Gibellina, called the best artists of those years to embellish the new village; Artists such as Pietro Consagra, Alberto Burri, Mario Schifano, Andrea Cascella, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Mimmo Paladino, Franco Angeli and Leonardo Sciascia.
Was born a place full of modern works.
Since then Gibellina Nuova is considered the largest open-air museum of contemporary art in Europe, characterized by enormous colored sculptures and unusual architectural structures.
At night the works light up and become even more beautiful.
The Cretto di Burri, in old Gibellina is very famous; in the new one, at the entrance of the town, you are greeted by the Consagra Steel Star.
This was called "Entrance to the Belice" and is the symbol of the entire valley.
The Mother Church, designed by Ludovico Quaroni and Luisa Anversa, consists of a sphere set in a cube; this has been declared of important artistic interest as it is unique in the Italian architectural panorama.
The "System of Squares" by Laura Thermes and Franco Purini is also very interesting, consisting of a series of squares lined up and surrounded by lateral structures.
Many other works are all to be discovered around the village.
Today we discover...
Neck of Motta S.Anastasia
The best example of neck in Italy
Neck di Motta S.Anastasia
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