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Agrigento Guide Italy


More than anything else, the fascination that Agrigento holds for tourists comes from the Doric Temple ruins from the Greek Epoch, one of the most beautiful gifts left to us by the ancients. The Greek poet Pindar called it "the most beautiful city of mortals." Today, the colors of the vegetation harmonize with the warm shades of ochre and brown that dominate the architecture.



Getting there

Agrigento lies along the south coast of Sicily, connected to the rest of the island by an extensive road network and by rail... >>>

History and culture

The city reached the height of its splendor in the 5th century B.C. It was in this period that most of the temples were built... >>>

Churches and Museums

The medieval nucleus of modern Agrigento is a labyrinth of alleyways and courtyards with a classically Arab flavor... >>>

Valley of the Temples

Valley of the Temples is the most renowned attraction in Agrigento, one of the most beautiful gifts left to us by the ancient Greeks... >>>

Eating and Drinking

The cuisine of Agrigento, as in the rest of Sicily, is rich in the influences of other cultures, especially Arab... >>>

Shopping

Via Atenea is the "living room" of the city. Do as the Agrigenti do, and take the traditional walk to do some shopping... >>>

Hotels and lodgings

Agrigento has a good selection of 3 and 4 star hotels, farmhouse lodgings and bed-and-breakfasts... >>>

Events

The Almond Blossom Festival, the Carnival of Sciacca up to the religious festival of San Calogero, Agrigento's most loved saint... >>>

To Sciacca and Selinunte

This itinerary carries you to the discovery of the coast of Agrigento to arrive at the archeological marvels of Selinunte... >>>

The Salt Route: Trapani, Erice and Marsala

A trip to the extreme west corner of Sicily, where a fine historical heritage and absolutely unique natural features await the tourist... >>>

The Egadi islands

Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo: the Egadi Islands are a little outside of time, where the tourist can abandon themselves happily to a slow rhythm of life... >>>

Photos are courtesy of: AAPIT Agrigento and APT Trapani

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