The church and its impressive façade overlook Piazza XVI Maggio.
Consecrated to the Santissima Annunziata, it is considered the most complete example of baroque design in Noto.
It was built between 1703 and 1727 by architect Rosario Gagliardi, and annexed to the convent belonged to the Dominican fathers.
When it came to erect the church, Gagliardi decided to use the most typical elements of Sicilian baroque style.
The façade has two orders: the first Doric and the second Ionic. The central part sticks out of the road with a convex shape and it is embellished with columns and niches.
The interior is characterized by three naves and an extended Greek cross plan. Its five domes are decorated with stucco. The side altars are decorated with paintings dating back to the XVIII century.
The altar is composed of white and red marble.
Among the many works inside the church, it is worth to mention the paintings depicting the Madonna del Rosario made by Vito D’Anna and San Domenico in the act of receiving the Rosary from Our Lady by Antonio Madonia.
Close to the tabernacle, made of gilded wood, visitors can admire an XVIII century Virgin and the Child, attributed to Antonio Basile
The third altar of the left nave has a crucifix and various marble tiles depicting scenes taken from the Passion of Christ.
Progetto finanziato con risorse di cui al Progetto d'Eccellenza "Culto e cultura - Itinerari di turismo religioso" di cui alla L- 296/2006 art. 1 c. 1228.
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