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Art on wheels: Carretto Siciliano Guide

Sicily, Italy

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One of the most famous symbols of Sicilian folklore iconography: born as a transport, the cart was then transformed into a cultural and artistic medium.

Art and history on wheels

On its various parts, through sculpture and painting, portraits of the history of the island, of the epic or of the popular religion were portrayed, creating valuable buildings, real art of itinerant art.

Carretto Palermitano

That Palermo is characterized by the presence of geometric drawings, depictions of religious themes and chivalric gestures.

Carretto Catanese and Trapanese

That Catanese, though smaller, is more refined and finished, while the Trapanese has the largest wheels.