Agrigento

Agrigento

One of the most important cities of the classical Greek world. Described by Pindar as ‘the most beautiful city of all mortals’. Known throughout the world for its archaeological heritage. The Valley of the Temples has been a World Heritage Site since 1997 and is also one of the most visited archaeological sites in Sicily.

The masses of package tourists who visit the Valley of the Temples each year, merely watch the city from afar. They leave hastily, completely unaware of the mutability of the physical and geological landscapes within this area and the extraordinary wealth of a province in which the complexity of historical events that have occurred over the millennia and the diversity of the people that have inhabited it has resulted in peculiar cultural, religious and culinary traditions.

Agrigento’s environs

The Agrigento area can boast lovely beaches such as Scala dei Turchi, Torre Salsa, Menfi and Licata. Towns with a thousand-year history such as Naro, Licata, Caltabellotta and Sciacca. In the inland area there are plenty of opportunities for authentic experiences such as visiting local craftsmen, wineries, and oil mills. Don’t miss the quaint villages such as Sant’Angelo Muxaro and those perched on the mountainside such as Cammarata, San Giovanni Gemini, Santo Stefano Quisquina and Bivona.