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Agrigento, a very ancient city where you can still admire the Greek Temples that surround it, was called “the most beautiful city of mortals” and remains a must-see if you decide to visit Sicily.
It’s incredible archaeological area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What to see in Agrigento

The most spectacular place to visit is Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, which includes the remains of the ancient city of Akragas. Not to be missed are also the Cathedral of San Gerlando, Pirandello’s Birthplace, the Scala dei Turchi (a white limestone cliff in the shape of a staircase), the Regional Archaeological Museum, the Church and Crypt of Addolorata, the Agrigento Market, the Church of Santa Maria dei Greci, the Monastery of Santo Spirito, the Pirandello Theater, and Caporosso Beach.

What to do in Agrigento

Ideal town for organized excursions with an expert guide both by sailboat and on foot. A wonderful place to relax, immersed in an atmosphere of yesteryear that will make you dream among magnificent beaches, city walks and incredible sunsets over the sea.

Excursions to agrigento

Among the various excursions to Agrigento, the most popular walking tour for tourists remains the one in the direction of the Valley of the Temples.
It is the ideal city for boat trips to small marine paradises, quad excursions or on foot.
Ancient Agrigento is the city of the Greek Temples, a must for those who go to Sicily.
Excursions to the nature reserves, visits to the main monuments, boat rides and Sicilian delights are also waiting for you at the Agrigento Market, an on the road cooking class, to discover Sicilian gastronomic traditions.

Excursions in Agrigento: walking tour through history and art

Those who have decided to explore Agrigento and learn about its history cannot miss the Cathedral of St. Gerlando, the Church of St. Mary of the Greeks, the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, and the Church and Crypt of Addolorata.
From an artistic and archaeological point of view, the three main stops are the Pirandello Theater, Pirandello’s Birthplace, and the Pietro Griffo Regional Archaeological Museum in the remains of the agora, which houses various historical artifacts.

Excursions to the Valley of the Temples and Piazza Armerina

To visit the spectacular UNESCO archaeological site of the Valley of the Temples is to travel back in time to the Greeks and Romans in Sicily.
It is the most spectacular, fascinating and visited site on the entire island, comprising splendid Doric-style temples (erected around the 5th century BC) and the remains of the ancient city of Akragas.
The main temples are that of Concordia, Juno, Heracles (Hercules), Zeus, of the Dioscuri.
Admire the former theater used for the assembly of free citizens at the Ekklesiasterion, along with the three sanctuaries and necropolis of Montelusa, Moses, and Pezzino.
Continuing on to Piazza Armerina, located in the Erei Mountains, be captivated by the mosaics in the ruins of a Roman noble residence at the Villa del Casale.

Agrigento Excursions: Two Nature Reserves

The most interesting nature stops for tourists involve two nature reserves.
The Foce del Fiume Belice Nature Reserve and adjoining dunes is located between Marinella di Selinunte and the promontory of Porto Palo. Its paths interspersed with small bays, coves and dunes can be traveled on foot, quad bike or by bicycle.
The Foce del Fiume Platani Oriented Nature Reserve, established in 1984 by the Sicilian Region to protect endemic flora and fauna, encompasses 200 hectares of Mediterranean scrubland.
It is an ideal place for hiking and trekking lovers. Among the walkable trails are the Fuggitella, the Capo Bianco Trail and the Foce Trail.

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