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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

Ethnoantropological Museum Gibellina
MUSEO ETNOANTROPOLOGICO DEL LAVORO COBNTADINO
The Ethno-anthropological Museum, in the botanic gardens, is another type of museum which...
Salt Mountain Gibellina
MONTAGNA DI SALE
The  Montagna di Sale by Mimmo Paladino was designed in 1990 as a prop for La sposa di...
Square System Gibellina
SISTEMA DELLE PIAZZE
The architects Franco Purini and Laura Thermes, with a system of five connecting squares...
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,...
Museum of Contemporary Art Gibellina
MUSEO CIVICO D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA
Born as a civic museum in 1980, it possesses almost two thousand works by about six hundred...
New Cemetery Gibellina
CIMITERO NUOVO
The new cemetery gates are by Consagra (1920-2005). They are inspired respectively by...
Case Di Stefano Gibellina
MUSEO DEL GRANAIO AL BAGLIO DI STEFANO
The Case di Stefano-Houses of Stefano, an ancient restored baglio (rural fortified structure),...
Earthquarke 1968 Gibellina
ANNIVERSARIO DEL TERREMOTO
The earthquake determined a change in the history of the village: during the night between the...

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