The regeneration of an area hinges itself between the invention of the tradition and the recognition of local identity, which are phenomena bounded in narration and communication of iconic, symbolic and representative signs – properly categorised and connected. The proposed intervention places itself inside the cultural discussion over evaluation, study and protection of the art works preserved within ecclesiastical buildings, which were landmarks of religious orders’ both spiritual effort and touchable evidence of artists and architects creative talent. This work is focused on minor architecture examples. They are so-defined not due to their importance, but due to their compositional scale; in particular, this work studies those structures built between XVI and XVIII centuries, in Val di Noto territory. To this extent, the work aims to propose a categorisation to be meant as a conservation tool, today more important than ever. The objective is to create a database including historical information, photo-documentation and surveys. This work aspires to become a tool of knowledge and critical analysis, able to involve protection specialists in a productive dialogue with religious institutions, keepers of art heritage of universal value, which does not only belong to the ecclesiastical world, but to the whole national and international community.
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