The beautiful Cathedral dedicated to St. Joseph is a neoclassical building of the eighteenth century, made of white stone from pink tones. It is said that the church has been designed by a student of the architect Pompeo Picherale from Syracuse, on behalf of the vassal and founder of Rosolini, Don Francesco Moncada and Cirino, Prince of Lardaria and Rosolini, but during the construction, the original project has been changed many times by different engineers.
The magnificent church was completed in 1840 after several decades of work, with the exception of the chapel of the “Sacramento” and the statues of the apostles Peter and Paul.
In 1833 the church became the master church of the town. The prospectus consists of several architectural elements inspired by Greek, Roman, Renaissance and Baroque art respecting the formal composition imposed by Neoclassical style. Inside, you can admire a remarkable organ built by Michele Modica Polizzi in 1879 and supported by a protruding lintel, closed by a gate built in 1925 by the craftsmen Giuseppe and Salvatore Incatasciato from Rosolini. A lot of frescoes painted from 1862 still decorate the three naves; on the second altar of the left aisle there is the valuable altarpiece called “Madonna del Suffragio” with the figure of Christ painted by Olivio Sozzi. On the right side of the church you can admire the municipal building built in the 70’s and 80’s of the nineteenth century.