The logbooks of the restoration of the cathedral of Noto, inaugurated on June 18, 2007.
With the restoration of the cathedral of Noto, a late eighteenth-century building has been brought back to life in a modern key, along a path that leads back in time and enables us to reappropriate constructional knowledge and techniques long fallen into disuse. Add to this the adoption of materials identical to the original ones and a firm policy of preserving the few structures saved from building’s sudden collapse: the facade, the outer perimeter, the pillars on the left side and part of the dome. The result is a Baroque yet contemporary building, reconstructed using technologies that have made it possible to improve its structural stability and seismic resistance. The photographs and drawings of the restoration testify to the skilfulness of the technical-architectural project. Still in progress is the work of decorating the interiors by artists with international reputations. Besides a full description of the phases of work, the volume contains a text by Vittorio Sgarbi, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Commissioner for the reconstruction work.